Cube constructions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary M. Isenhour (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: After several unsuccessful attempts at changing my approach to painting, I recalled an old carburetor that I had noticed among some pieces of sculpture at a friend's house in California. When I asked about the carburetor, the owner remarked that it was one of her favorite objects and as deserving of appreciation as any other three-dimensional form. Remembering the carburetor motivated me to consider machine parts in my work. I developed an appreciation for the unique character of mass produced parts while selecting pieces from tons of scrap metal; and, since I wanted color in whatever evolved with the parts, I painted several of them with combinations of high gloss enamels. At first I conceived a relief construction consisting of the painted metal objects arranged on a plywood support; however. Will Insley suggested that a three-dimensional form might be more effective.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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