Deco Rings

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2009

Project Description/Abstract

I would like to build two sculptural works that are illustrated in this document. The works would be built entirely of stainless steel and would each be about 8 feet in diameter. These works are influenced by Art Deco art and architecture. My interest in Art Deco stems from its use of metal and the desire to create ornament from this material. The limitations and capabilities of metal have become part of the iconography of the Art Deco movement. Buildings like the Chrysler, Empire State, and Radio City Music Hall motivate what I am pursuing here. I see my approach as a celebration of modern industry and as symbols of what craftsmen and women are capable of. It is my intention to produce these works specifically for national and international sculpture shows.

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