Guardian by Wayne Trapp


Corten Steel, 156" × 46" × 52"

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Vilas, North Carolina


"Space is a critical part of sculpture. If you agree that space exists and then break it apart by projecting into it, is that not a contradiction or a denial of the reality of space? How does one avoid the contradiction? Calder tried with his moving wires. Picasso tried with wire structures that one actually walks into--but they don't work. The moment you put anything into space you consume space and it no longer exists. Then again, there are Gabo's clear forms. They exist while giving the illusion of not consuming space. Perhaps that's the road to travel, but where does it lead? Perhaps it leads to 'nothingness' — just the mind imagining that something exists."