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Shaped Canvas

 

Shaped Canvas

"I call these vertically hanging pieces 'Presences.'

They evoke ruins, erosion and the passage of time.  

Casting shadows on the wall, much like garments that offer us protection, they are created by forcing pigmented pulp through bamboo slats, a method I developed during an artist's residency in Japan.    The formal bearing of each work adds to the  persistent presence--  the essence of persons who remain in our memory although no longer in our lives.

*(see Sculpture Magazine review for more info.)

Neemo, 72”W x 55”H X 6”D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979 

Neemo, 72”W x 55”H X 6”D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979 

Trans Site, 44”W x 70”H x 6”D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979

Trans Site, 44”W x 70”H x 6”D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979

Sula, 67”W x 76”H x 6”D, Shaped Canvas, Unprimed Canvas, 1979

Sula, 67W x 76H x 6D, Shaped Canvas, Unprimed Canvas, 1979

Rista, 74”W x 59”H x 7”D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979

Rista, 74W x 59H x 7D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979

Sentra, 66”W x 50”H x 8”D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979

Sentra, 66W x 50H x 8D, Shaped Canvas, Polymer, Canvas, 1979