In art, there is potential to turn the passive into an active. Task: Take the compass. Use it and draw a circle on graph paper. Fold the graph paper in half. Unfold. In this action, symmetry establishes a drawn circle. In the circle there is a center. To acknowledge the center a drawn periphery of this determined circle, acts as the container for a located center. The larger a diameter is scored, the more dissolved a center will be represented. To concentrate in articulation for the current sculptural research, a determined idea roots in communication. Through acknowledgement of a centralized conversation for sculpture, a localized mode develops through the method of cast material. Actualization of the series extends toward the investigated subject of a fox. Subsequently, an exhibit introduces each sculpture. Structural appreciation for design is developed in construction of a table as the mechanical support. Presented cast elements are highlighted. The sculptural work becomes contextualized through an architectural association of the pedestal. A group of wedges elevate each formed object. Eyes are directed back to shadow when the viewer can perceive sculpture between each represented form.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Wood sculpture--Themes, motives; Wood sculpture--Technique; Metal sculpture--Themes, motives; Metal sculpture--Technique; Foxes--Pictorial works
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Chick, Justin, "Cognition and material exploration of a fox" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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