Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Inspirational public art sculptors

Don’t you just love it when you have a bit of spare time to be able to dip into a book or two by other artists. Lately I have been discussing community public art with Edith-Ann as we think it would be useful if in Maleny and the Hinterland we could approach public art in a slightly more coordinated way. I will post on this at a later date as the ideas gel.

However the discussions have led me to get out our books by Andy Goldsworthy and Beverly Pepper and just be uplifted by the amazing things that such artists have created over the years.

Goldsworthy’s sculptures of course can be ephemeral but he also has many pieces that are going to be in place for a long time including his walls and stone cairns.

I am amazed by the sheer scale of many of Pepper’s works. I particularly love the form and rust of her Genesis altar.
Images scanned from : Passage by Andy Goldsworthy; and Beverley Pepper Sculpture in Place by Rosalind E. Krauss

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