Metal and cloth sculptures

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Velez Marta Tornero (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joan Gregory

Abstract: The sculpture that I have selected for my thesis exhibition consists of two configurations, executed in metal and cloth. They represent a search for a fluid but contrasting relationship of space and form. The selection of materials, metal and cloth, was undertaken with the purpose of showing how two materials with opposing physical characteristics can work together in a parallel of function and detail. They also make possible an equilibrium of space and form by allowing these two elements to flow together without conflicts. The following descriptions of each sculpture indicate the ways in which these materials function in each of them. VELA MING This is a black rectangular frame made from electric tubing enclosing a canvas. Aluminum bars inserted within the material run parallel to the top and bottom of the frame producing a grid-like effect. These bars are bent at different radius so the space element can be manipulated and free-flowing curves are obtained with the fabric. Such movement contrasts with the rigidity of the frame. Vela Ming will be displayed 6" away from the wall to create the effect of the space that seeks to be released by pushing through the canvas. VEIA6 This is an environmental sculpture consisting of six different modules. Each one is a triangular frame with stretched canvas. The varing levels of the steel frame cause the canvas to change direction, thus creating different tensions.

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Language: English
Date: 1978

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