Wednesday, July 6, 2011

small sculptures from back in the day

violin
violin
pipe, glass, newspaper on a table
glass
glass on a table´╗┐
These pieces are part of  a series of studies in cubism from the late 80s and early 90s. The materials were sourced from construction projects where I worked as a carpenter and the occasional run down an alley. Wood and, occasionally copper were the materials of choice. The older the better, with any patina greatly appreciated. The basis for this work was a study of cubist vocabulary. I wanted to learn and understand the limitations and uses of the material used by Picasso in some of his constructions from 1910 - 1915. I thought, and still think, that the power of cubism is poorly understood and still very relevant and useful.´╗┐