symposiums can be regarded as professional vacations. That is... for as far
Lucien den Arend is concerned
"Going abroad is for me
always connected to my work. And when I get the chance I occasionally like to
accept an invitation to participate in a symposium. It gives me the opportunity
to work in a completely different situation and, most of al, meet colleagues and
other people. At home working on commissions puts quite a lot of pressure on me
- presenting my work to committees is like doing exams all your life.
Working in snow gives me even more freedom. It is an easy material, not messy
and does what you want it to do. And it is a relieving thought that you don't
have to worry about a blooper staying around to haunt you. After the season it
will have melted. And if it was a success, you can always find a way to realize it in a more durable material.
Joop Beljon's homage to Sam Rodia - the creator of Watt's Towers
In 1965 my
first symposium was one where I was a spectator - during my study at California
State at Long Beach. There it was that I first met Joop Beljon, a well known
Dutch sculptor. I talked with him about the technique of casting concrete and
constructing the forms, which were quite complicated in the homage to Sam
Rodia sculpture" Years later I met him again as a colleague and member of
the Dutch Sculptor's Association and I taught at the Royal Academy of Art in The
Hague, where he was director.
international sculpture symposium - the first of its kind in the United States the university museum's collection of outdoor sculpture began.
Supported by innovative partnerships with local industries, each artist
completed one work, which became the property of the university. The result
included 10 works spread throughout the 322-acre campus. The collection
currently includes works by Kengiro Azuma, J. J. Beljon, Andre Bloc, Woods Davy,
Guy Dill, Kosso Eloul, Clare Falkenstein, Bryan Hunt, Robert Irwin, Gabriel
Kohn, Piotr Kowalski, Robert Murray, Terry Schoonhoven, Richard Turner, and
Michael Davis. Recently, works of Maren Hassinger, Eugenia Butler, and Frederick
Fisher have enhanced the collection.