Louise Bourgeois, Nature Study, 1986. Marble, 33 x 28 x 21.5 in. Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia. Stone is both a burden and a source of inspiration for sculptors because it carries with it associations of permanence, purity, monumentality, beauty, and decoration.
Maria Elena Gonzalez, The Persistence of Sorrow (detail), 1996. Wood, rubber, Braille, vaseline, and tile, 14 x 18 x 22 ft. Some say that New York is not the center of the world. I disagree. As I type these words into my computer this early morning, alone in my study on the Lower East Side,
Neon Barrier, 1968. Neon, 2 x 2 x 30 ft. Stephen Antonakos has been a pioneer in the sculptural use of light since the 1960s. In addition to a number of ground-breaking gallery installations in New York, such as Neon Barrier and Walk-on Neon, he has also created permanent public works in New York, Tacoma,
Mary Lucier began her career as a sculptor, but has concentrated on video installation since 1973. Her works in that medium have been exhibited all over the world. For House on the Water, created for the Spoleto Festival U.S.A.’s