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Re: sculptor-steel, negative space- help?


Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 20:35:29 PDT

In a message dated 10/20/00 11:03:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I'm looking for an artist to focus on in a middle school lesson on
sculpture. The main ideas of the lesson is negative space. For the
studio portion of this lesson, I want students to cut and assemble
corrugated cardboard planes into three dimensional sculptures,
considering the negative shapes/spaces they are creating.

Can anyone suggest an artist? I'm thinking of someone who uses steel
sheet metal, welding different pieces together and composing mostly with
simple geometric shapes. But I don't have any artist's name to help in
my search. Thanks.

Susan Holland
Visual Art Studies
University of Texas at Austin

David Smith is probably the sculptor you are looking for....contemporary,
uses metal, geometric shapes, many flat pieces and negative space plays an
important part in his sculptures. More info at Artcyclopedia website, or in
the library I've gotten terrific books on David Smith..........Susan on Long