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Still Life with Pitcher #1

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“Still Life with Pitcher #1 (2000), for example, is a dynamic conversation between a curious group of found objects, each of which retains its own identity within the larger drama. The blade of an old, wood-handled saw defines a strong vertical axis, and is embraced, even cushioned, by a diversity of metal characters: a hand-cranked brace drill; a dangling 7 bicycle chain; a discarded shopping-cart wheel; an industrial spring; a flow of cable wires; the worn, toothed blade of a circular saw; the half-flattened belly of a smashed fender; and the wreck of an ornamental, nineteenth-century pewter pitcher. The mix of benign, poetical, and aggressive objects is so masterfully counterbalanced that there exists a sense of implied motion. Wind draws a frame-like, flat rectangle at the back of the sculpture with four steel bars, and it seems thrown askew by the implied pulsation of the assembled objects. As here, Wind often draws lines in space with metal bars, chains, wires, cables, tubes, and gas lines; in Still Life with Pitcher, the sideways, rectangular frame emphasizes organic contrapuntal activities.”

-William R. Valerio, PhD, The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director & Chief Executive Officer, Woodmere Art Museum

lucilius conceptam in, hinc vidit et pro, vix detraxit argumentum in. Diam vidit option ut pro, eam ea expetendis voluptatum adversarium, vis liber phaedrum intellegat te.

Year:

2000

Dimensions:

32" x 25" x 15"

Materials:

Varnished steel, pewter, wood, rubber, paint

Date:

February 3, 2016

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