Abstract organic structures

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Scott Hayden Blanchard (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Peter Agostini

Abstract: The thesis consists of open, abstract-organic works. Within each work, several forms of varied sizes, sections and directions are combined into an organic whole. Each work represents an initiated rise or upward thrust in relationship to an opposing horizontal or descending movement. There is a concentration on the verticality of each with a continuous up-down interplay. The works are executed as maquettes from small drawings with an open interpretation of possible scale. I refer to the pieces as being abstract, apart from any particular material form, not as a reduced-form inference. The individual forms make certain references to bones, wings, and so forth in as much as the accumulation of the forms creates a structure not unlike a bone-skeleton relationship, but they are not abstracted from a preexisting relationship. The relationship of forms creates order as a natural structure, with a balance that is more complex than the physical laws of weight and gravity. An order that is based on the forces inherent within a form and their complementary forces, forms, and subsequent surrounding and penetrating space creates a field of balance collecting each element into the whole. This, totaled with the quality of what the mind associates with this, constitutes each work.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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