John Van Alstine Abstract Sculpture - Red Hips Hula II
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John Van Alstine
Red Hips Hula II

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Stone and metal, usually granite or slate and found object steel are central in my sculpture. The interaction of these materials is a major focus. On the most basic level the work is about the marriage of the natural with the human-made. Stone is used as an assemblage element, the way a welder uses steel, rather than in the traditional manner of subtraction. In contrast to the timelessness of stone, the found-object metal (sometimes cast bronze) is time-specific - 20th century industrial. The industrial / structural characteristics inherent in the metal are often employed to physically connect or suspend stone elements allowing a "choreographing" or "floating" of stone. At their best, a compelling visual / physical irony is created. The works strives to communicate on a number of different levels; physical, symbolic, metaphorical. The duality of an eastern or oriental acceptance of stone and a 20th century industrial American “can do” attitude toward metal is central to the work and an important characteristic that distinguishes it.

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  • Dimensions

    H 52 in. x W 28 in. x D 13 in.

    H 132.08 cm x W 71.12 cm x D 33.02 cm

  • Gallery location
    Greenwich, CT
  • Reference number
    G131113251655

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