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Concentric

Concentric sculpture on the Fayette campus.

About

Concentric is part of an entire body of sculpture whose focus is on space and light. As the halves mirror one another, there is an interesting juxtaposition of negative to positive when the piece is viewed from different angles. Natural light plays through the piece, as well as within it; the shadows become a part of the sculpture.

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Concentric sculpture.

Artist

In the words of Mark Stasz, the sculptor, "Sculpture is, for me a challenge I present to myself in terms of form, line, space and balance. Working with the materials I do-steel, bronze and stone-enforces the idea that the form itself is what is so appealing. The work overall is visually simple, but technically it is extremely complex. While some collector's know and understand this, to others it is not important. In this way it gives the work a duplicity, something which I strive to attain in each sculpture I create. "Concentric is part of an entire body of sculpture whose focus is on space and light. the way in which each half ring defines an area of negative space reinforces the presence of the positive space. As the halves mirror one another, there is an interesting juxtaposition of negative to positive when you view the piece from different angles. natural light plays through the piece, as well as within it; the shadows become a part of the sculpture. With directed light, the positive and negative spaces become increasingly apparent and become the focus of the piece. With "Concentric" there is an additional tension, on that is often found in my suspended works. the tension comes from proximity of each half ring to one another in their same half, and to one another across the dividing space of the two half circles. With the previous works, where tension plays an important part, it is usually because of the suspension of a stone. It was a surprise to be able to create that same feeling and energy within the sculpture without having to break the symmetry and balance of the overall composition.".

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