THE JOY OF ART, #21, “Wall Sculptures” 1978 - 1979.

 

During these insecure times let's savour the quiet joy of art.

The joy of creating - and discovering art.

 

The wall sculptures are made from pieces of lumber left over 

from converting a grain barn into a residential home in the 1970s 

when I was a painter, and before turning to sculpting in 1986. 

 

The wall sculptures are like brush strokes lifted off the canvas. 

Creating these pieces seemed like building toys and playing with 

them simultaneously. A series.  

 

The piano piece (C.01)“Schubert’s Unfinished”, is one of my 

first sculptures from early 1968, the year I'd arrived in America. 

On a wintry day I had come upon a complete upright piano 

washed ashore at Jones Beach NY. I took a few keys.

 

I want to share the joy of creating art - free of issues and trends.

Whereas the spirit of the Bauhaus economy guides my art, play 

creates it. 

 

“It is a happy talent to know how to play”, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

C.29 wood painted, H 10” (25.5cm), 1979

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C.27 wood painted, H 16” (41cm), 1979

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C.24, wood painted, H 17” (43cm), 1978

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C.31, wood painted, H 16 1/2” (42cm), 1979

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C.22, wood painted, H 15” (38cm), 1979

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C.21A, wood painted, H 25 3/4” (65.5cm), 1978

C.10, wood painted, H 24 3/4” (63cm), 1978

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C18., wood painted, H 49” (124.5 cm) 1978

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C16., wood painted, H 41” (104 cm) 1978

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C01., piano keys, H 21” (53cm), 1968

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