Three Tilting Planes 1, 2008. Copper, 72 x 104 in.

Constance DeJong: Beauty, Bare

There is no escaping the impact of a fully realized and meticulously executed sculpture by leading New Mexico artist Constance DeJong. Her quintessential black pieces, which she calls her “Four/Three Series,” evoke what might be called a shudder. They give the unsettling sense that we are witnessing the ponderous play of chthonic forces, recalling those often-reported intimations that presage impending earthquakes—the sudden, profound silence, the hair on one’s neck standing on end…see the entire article in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.