Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Sculpture, Art, Steel
This thesis is an exploration of steel sculpture and how each form varies in characteristics and prominence depending on size, shape, and color. I am inspired by graphic design and clean forms, and wanted to realize this aesthetic in my sculptures. The thesis work includes four steel sculptures made of two inch pipe and other maquettes and sketches to show the construction process.
Through sharp angles and clean lines, I play with perspective, making viewers feel the presence and tension of my forms. I begin with sketches, construct maquettes, and use these as a blueprint during the final production. Drawing inspiration from Mark di Suvero and Carol Bove, I was able to achieve the sculpture at a monumental scale and perception, which their work mostly explores.
Golodik, Abigail, "Steel Sculpture: A Study of Monumentality" (2018). Honors Theses. 1583.