"The job of a sculptor is as much about empty space as it is about form." - Anish Kapoor
Artist: Anish Kapoor
Medium: Stainless steel sculpture
Dimensions: 10 m × 13 m × 20 m (33 ft × 42 ft × 66 ft)
Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States
So many possibilities, so little time... In the next quarter, you will be experimenting with a select number of sculpture methods in order to create a 3-dimensional piece inspired by the CONTENT found so far in your PLAY pages.
Start PLANNING for this work by looking at the images, vocabulary terms, and resources posted below:
Some vocabulary to know (see also, the handout):
- Relief (bas, mezzo, alto, and sunken)
- Additive vs. Subtractive
- Found object
- Kinetic - mobile vs. stabile
- Realistic, abstract, non-objective, conceptual
Some artists to know (see also, Artist Spotlights):
- Martin Puryear
- Louise Nevelson
- Alexander Calder
- Henry Moore
- Robert Arneson
- Richard Serra
- Andy Goldsworthy
Some materials and processes we *may* experiment with:
- CARVING: subtractive carving from a Creastone block or other solid form
- BUILDING: with styrofoam, wire, cardboard, etc.; use these forms as-is or as an ARMATURE to be covered with:
- Plaster gauze, papier mâché, burlap, fabric, etc.
- CERAMIC: Think about ways that basic hand-building methods can be used to create work in a larger scale and with specific form and textures.
- LOOK AT THESE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS WHO WORK WITH CERAMICS!
- BOOK ART: VCU has an amazing collection that will change your definition of a "book."
- FOUND OBJECTS: use things that already exist to express content (thank you, Marcel Duchamp!).
Additional resources to explore: