John Van Alstine
Red Hips Hula II

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About

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.

Details

  • Movement & Style
    Abstract
  • Condition
    Excellent
    Dimensions
    52 in. H x 28 in. W x 13 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Greenwich, CT
  • Reference Number
    G131113251655
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2013

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Located in Greenwich, CT

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