Steel structures

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Michael Carrow (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: The exhibition consists of a group of free-standing steel structures on which I have worked the past year. These begin as an idea for an expression of my experience; observing, imagining, and working with certain forms, objects, images, and materials. In attempting to create a formal reality corresponding to this expressive intent, I find that these ideas are both modified and refined as each piece evolves in a successful direction. During the course of work, other dimensions are encountered which affect the outcome; the restrictions and possibilities found in the process of manufacture, personal changes during the span of time involved, aesthetic reaction to the gradual physical clarification taking place which stimulates reflection and criticism. The original idea is modified because of a need to satisfy a set of on-going and changing visual, expressive, and practical criteria. The pieces themselves are made up of steel parts, in the main commonly available shapes such as rods, bars, pipe, tubing, angle, and plate which have been cut, bent, twisted, and otherwise worked and either welded or joined mechanically. The structures are vertical, frontally oriented, more open than monolithic, and involved with incorporating the space around them. Their visual constituents are planes, angles, edges, corners, curves, volumes, straight lines, and the spaces created by the combination of steel shapes,

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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