Sculpture in porcelain and pencil drawings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Diane Pricilla Kendrick (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Peter Agostini

Abstract: Drawing has become a conscious consideration for me in the last two years. When I first approached the figure I wanted to become more skillful at using a pencil and to define the figure before me with an accurate line. As I drew I moved away from pure outer line or contour line toward light and dark tonal qualities that can define form. At about the same time I began to look at tonal qualities in drawing I also began to model the figure in clay. Initially, manipulation of clay to represent a figure or gesture of a figure was a challenge. The problem of how to make a clay surface reflect light then became a concern. Rodin, I discovered worked very consciously with this same problem of light reflection. Reviews of Rodins work helped me to better understand the surface of form in clay and relationship to light. How to treat a surface in clay? How to treat a surface in pencil? These were some of the questions I asked myself after selecting personal objects for studies. The selection of the objects, blue jeans and bikini pants comes from a need both to see visually and to represent the object's relationship to no specific individuals. The objects are personal, social, and psychological. Personal, because I wear them. Social because even though I wear these objects, friends wear these objects and people I do not know wear these objects. The fact that these objects are worn by a great many people in this culture reflects a type of social togetherness.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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