Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Another cement abstraction

I made several versions of the cement sculptures before I settled on this one to submit to the State of the Art Gallery for a show in October.  I am on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail open weekends in October in Ithaca, NY and the gallery show is intended to help advertise the trail and its artists.

Would love any feedback. This one was printed on canvas, 20 x 30 inches.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Abstractions in the Cornell Sculpture Garden

One of the architecture student projects in the '60s was to produce massive cement sculptures.  Nobody wanted them to be placed on the central campus, so the decision was made to put them in a remote area of the Cornell Plantations. At that time, the area was agrarian.  In the '80s, the managed area of the Plantations expanded and the sculptures are now part of a large sculpture garden in the arboretum.

I find the sculptures very photogenic during all seasons and all angles of light. The warm morning and afternoon light, however, give the best hues on the cement.

As a project for an upcoming art show, I chose to produce an abstraction from some of the pieces.  What do you think?  Would love to have some feedback!  Thanks.