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
“It is a happy talent to know how to play”, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
C.29 wood painted, H 10” (25.5cm), 1979
C.27 wood painted, H 16” (41cm), 1979
C.24, wood painted, H 17” (43cm), 1978
C.31, wood painted, H 16 1/2” (42cm), 1979
C.22, wood painted, H 15” (38cm), 1979
C.21A, wood painted, H 25 3/4” (65.5cm), 1978
C.10, wood painted, H 24 3/4” (63cm), 1978
C18., wood painted, H 49” (124.5 cm) 1978
C16., wood painted, H 41” (104 cm) 1978
C01., piano keys, H 21” (53cm), 1968