Masan Labyrinth ,2010. Stainless steel chain-link fencing, 8ft. high; 40-ft. exteror walls

Robert Morris: Navigating the Labyrinth

Robert Morris has had a long and diverse career. Primarily known for his highly regarded sculpture, he has also been an abstract painter, a gifted draftsman, a performance artist, an erudite theorist, a political activist, a long-time college professor, a contributor to Artforum, and the author of a Masters thesis on Form-Classes in the Art of Constantin Brancusi. He has worked with all sorts of materials, including steel, steam, felt, fiberglass, film, plywood, lead, bronze, miniature fir trees, provocative black and white photographs of himself, and enormous expanses of mirrors that reflect viewers and the galleries in which they are situated. One of his best known objects, Box with the Sound of Its Own Making, is relatively small, measuring just 9.75 by 9.75 by 9.75 inches, while his super-sized outdoor Observatory in the Netherlands, composed of earth, wood, granite, metal, and water, has a diameter of almost 300 feet. …see the entire article in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.