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Red & Sculptures
Does form need color? When a sculpture is introduced into a specific space, scale is a crucial factor; but material in its expression is also of great influence on a sculpture's presence: for instance the difference between sandstone and burnished or polished stainless steel can totally alter the effect that a work of art has in relation to its environment. Color can relate to the direct environment - it can contrast or complement. I often use the color red. It differentiates an object from a usually neutral environment, especially many urban spaces. This is also the case in green environments, but at the same time red complements green and both can win through it.
Red is a powerful color; it advances to the foreground while blue recedes. Donald Judd wrote that material, space, and color are the main aspects of visual art. For Henry Moore color was that of the material itself. And of course sculpture is about form. Color though can change form by making it more expressive or it can even subdue it.