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Linear Sculpture - Lines in Sculpture
sculpture as the delineation and contour of form.
In sculpture, or rather plastic art, a line is most often is the place where two (or more) surfaces intersect. By depicting or creating a lines, one can suggest the presence of more than one virtual surface. Showing only delineation can result in linear sculpture - but also movement or direction alone. A line can be utilized to suggest symmetry - or its absence.
During the early seventies I became increasingly aware of the lines
in my sculpture; it was the linear form which contained the sculpture.
I not only started to explore the contours of my sculpture, but discovered
new forms, which resulted from the connecting, or intersection of two
bodies. What constitutes form is its describing delimitation. The interplay
between contour and surface motivated me to evolve from making solid
shapes towards describing the outlines. Lines suggest movement as well
as that they describe space.
I have always been interested in surfaces and the delimitation of shape. Linear contours suggest shapes and forms. So early on I was able to suggest monumental forms by filtering excessive mass out of the equation and creating transparent geometrical sculptures, which reacted to their environment and the specificity of a site. Thus my site specific sculptures were born.