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Lego Sculpture, Nathan Sawaya, example of commodity sculpture

Yellow, 2006. Nathan Sawaya (b. 1973). 35″ x 13″ x 28″, Legos.

In 2008, artist Lisa Hoke created a new installation for the NBMAA on the landing of the LeWitt Staircase.  The Gravity of Color, New Britain  consists of thousands of plastic cups coated with various paints and then attached to the Museum’s walls adjacent to the stairs.  The vibrant colors create breathtaking gradations of colors and textures.  The individual cups do not appear as mere plastic cups when put together.  Instead, they ooze in a spiraling manner from their intersecting center around the windows, as if they are growing.  If you haven’t seen this in person, it is an installation that should not be missed!  (more…)

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Almost daily we hear about better ways of going “green” and it appears that the trend to be environmentally friendly has hit the art world to. Artists are now beginning to find a new medium to work with: recycled objects. Their inspirations are drawn from a wide variety of subject matter, such as classical imagery, models, ideals, or simply finding an aesthetic way to display “trash.”

Vollis Simpson, 91, is a self-taught artist who makes sculptures out of steel and aluminum. His sculptures, windmills, andwhirligigs are constructed of old fans, washing machine parts, or whatever he finds in the junkyard. However, Simpson has only recently become a full time artist. (more…)

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