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Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Sculpture by Scott Gordon (Bird I, 2009)

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Bird I wood, steel, carpenter’s level, bronze 12 x 8 x 31 in Artist statement: I seldom use stock material, but prefer distressed and rusted steel that has been scarred, bent, and made imperfect. In this state, the material becomes quite beautiful. There are figurative elements in my work, though I am more drawn to the non-figurative, to the raw and essential aspect of steel. The industrial purpose of steel must be considered, its use in construction, manufacturing, the military. Steel is forged with enormous energy and power. The process is violent, loud. Here, it is still and approachable. The compositions are constructed mainly from found parts. Their relationships manifest as I interact with the material. The pieces interlock, balance, and become fitted before I fasten or weld them together. The engineering is elemental. Altering the material is avoided. The number of parts kept to a minimum. Art is my spiritual exercise, my selflessness. It identifies me as a creator and satisfies my human longing for place and purpose. It needs not to be great, or preeminent, or commercial. Art speaks because it is primitive. It exists because it is sacred. Biography: Scott Gordon was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1966. He attended the University of Denver where he studied business and the University of Washington where he pursued an MFA in creative writing. While he was in Seattle, he was introduced to steel as an employee of the David Gulassa Company, a fabrication shop which produced custom furniture and architectural fixtures. At Gulassa, after hours and on weekends, Scott worked on personal projects, applying the tools and techniques used in his daily work. Lacking resources to purchase stock materials, much of the steel he used came from the scrap bins at Gulassa. He also used steel found along the railways, shipyards, and industrial corridors of Seattle. The characteristics and limitations of the material helped him to define his aesthetic and his approach to sculpture. He currently lives and works in Vermont. Inspirations: David Smith, Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Julio Gonzalez, Richard Stankiewicz, Tony Smith, Mark Di Suvero

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    H 31 in. x W 8 in. x D 12 in.H 78.74 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 30.48 cm
  • Seller Location
    White River Junction, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU3405311489213
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I began my career in Seattle with the David Gulassa Company where we designed and built furniture, lighting and architectural fixtures for the luxury market. The company worked with architects and designers such as Tom Kundig, Charles Gwathmey, Terry Hunziker, and had showroom representation with Dennis Miller and Profiles in NY, Thomas Lavin in LA, and Sloan Miyasato in San Francisco. Much of my current work is minimalist in style and has been influenced and inspired by Carlo Scarpa, Donald Judd, Louis Kahn. Of course, there are others. I prefer working with steel and continually seek new ways to use the material whether involving a modern, industrial approach, or using more primitive methods. Vermontica is furniture, decorative objects, art, and architectural fixtures and is based in White River Junction, Vermont. We have been offering our unique designs for over 10 years and have been featured in many deign publications including the NY Times. This is our debut on 1st Dibs. We are a small company who works closely with designers and architects and offer many custom options to our product line. If you wish to custimize anything, please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to assisting you with all of your design needs.

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