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UNVOLUMETRIC SCULPTURE

exploring the interrelations between my various sculptures, ideas and topics, I discovered that my first works were actually not about form itself - not about form as a goal, but more about the resulting volume when imaginary volumes intersect in space. I was concerned with what happens when two imaginary, and usually identical, forms intersect - what shape results from this action?

The monolinear contours are actually the demarcation of these junctions.

The exterior surface of my sculpture is the combination of the interior surfaces of the intersecting larger forms.I suppose there was never any question of inside or outside. My sculpture is the 'hole' in sculpture as a whole (allow my wordplay).

The aspect of the 'hole' of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, who first made this sculptural asset explicit, was used by me in one of my first sculptures (see the bottom left and bottom right sketches). This hole was the building block of this particular work. The two circles are in fact two holes which intersect. The 'skin' stretched over them was for me the surface it was all about.

- not volume, but demarcation -

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this became my first large sculpture - the surfaces were buit up out of straight lines - in order for me to be able to reach all the parts with straight tools like a file - the shape was derived from the knots that sometimes fall out of sawn boardsthis form resulted from twisting a smaller circle perpendicular to the plane of a larger circle in which it liestwisting a smaller circle perpendicular to the plane of a larger circle in which it lies - an imaginary skin between the two shows the actiondouble torus is a perpendicular rejoin of the halves of two torussesdouble torus is a perpendicular rejoin of the halves of two torussesthe enclosing cube onto which duble torus projects itself forms the basis of the perpendicular cylinders series to the rightextorus resulted from the hole in the sculpture to the left - the section follows the contour of the top left sculptureafter making the monolinear in bronze, I made some copper tubing chromed studies after which I did a number of stainless steel sculptures in tubular materialthe monolinear theme lead to showing the contour line by joining two curved elliptic planesafter making the monolinear in bronze, I made a number of stainless steel sculptures in tubular materialthis sculpture was about the linear contour - I first made it in bronze, then in chromed copper tube and thirdly in two curved steel palnes


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