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This is

This is

not a test.

a test.

This is not

This clay

a real face.

is real.

These are not

These are words

lips, not even

about my ideas

my nose/lips.

for sculpture.

This is not

This is not



the test is

the clay is

as real as

coated w/glaze

it is possible.

it is enough.

Yellowshrine Yellowshrine
Yellowshrine Yellowshrine
Yellowshrine Yellowshrine
Yellowshrine Yellowshrine

Inside: Hannah Arendt. Her words on Banality and Conscience, The Human Condition, on Politics of the late 20th Century and on The Life of the Mind. Of particular interest are her thoughts on Work and on Beginning Something New. This is a small monument and bookshrine, it is an idea.

Listing the Proper(ties) and (At)tributes of sculpture:

Besides what makes sculpture different than painting, to say nothing of dance, music and literature; it occurred to me that i couldn't -without this delineation- say exactly what sculpture does. Not any specific piece but those (quale)ities which are factors distinguishing sculpt from all other (art)works [using Arendt's definition of work as something created from nature
(as an (art) ifice/wall/boundary) by man, who's end is in-itself and has duration and a (sem)blance of per(man)ence]. So, as much for myself as for this piece, this listing, in-and-of-itself, serves as a partial cognition and does not attempt a hierarchy -although it may be implied unconsciously.

-Fragility & Permanence Embodied.
-The Human Scale Realized.
-A Subjective & Personal Spatial Awareness.
-Grandeur & Intimacy as the Transcendental Experience.
-Men becomes conscious of Man through realist figurative representations.
-Man becomes conscious that he is bound to Nature through Material substances.
-Vaguely elusive, multifaceted, multidimensional.
-The sculptor has less control, therefore has a heighten awareness of his limitations, translating it to the viewer.
-Reveals aesthetics unknown prior to its completion due to shifts in lighting.
-Reveals facets unknowable due to viewer's position in space.
-Effects the space in which it is placed.
-Internal structure and formal integrity independent of the setting
-Specially organized spatial environment.
-Includes the beholder, as an object, therefore shapes response.
-Controls the environment.
-The Integrity of the work separates the world.
-No beginning, middle or end.
-Insists on its own existence in space.
-Uses non-fictitious space.
-Probes various states of physical suspension, tension and nonbeing (negative space) .
-Activates contingencies within the viewer's encounter, rather than outside of them.
-Has physical Reality, Mass and weight, under the constraint of gravity.
-Imagery without illusion.
-Modification resistant.
-A propensity for pre-planning, Conceptualist.
-Teleological, it doesn't exist until completed.

List of Possibilities & Functions:

The Commercial
For God
For Itself
For Decoration
To Enhance Nature
For a Personal Semblance
To Communicate

A Social Commentary
For Man
For a Political Agenda
To Enhance Architecture
For Utility
For Pleasure

For Expression

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