of Tour of the
2000 Sculpture on the Grounds
invited to take a self-guided tour of six sculptures displayed on the
grounds of Rockvilles Civic Center Park located at Baltimore Road
and Edmonston Drive. The artwork is part of the 2000 Sculpture on the
Grounds display, a temporary exhibition on loan to the City of Rockville.
The exhibit represents various styles and media and will be on display
through October, 2000.
for self-guided tours, which include artists statements, biographical
information, and site locations, are available on the first floor of
Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park.
temporary exhibit is part of the Art In Public Places Program and is
sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department.
sculpture based on house forms is a natural approach to art for me.
Although I have never worked as an architect, my training in the profession
defines the way that I structure knowledge and perceive the world. Producing
art based on architecture combines a love of materials with my knowledge
of structural engineering, anthropology, and art.
Island, New Guinea
motif for the sculpture is the form of housing found on Boisa Island,
a small island situated off the coast of New Guinea, which receives
fresh water from the Sepik River as it flows into the Bismark Sea.
The emphasis for this sculpture is engineering structure. The cantilever
of the roof is one third of the span, this being the most efficient.
The columns and main roof beams form a portal frame.
Window - Positive Form
Keyhole Window - Negative Form
a small-scale culture, a child knows a mask is actually the spirit that
it represents. At each stage of initiation into manhood, progressively
more knowledge is gained about the mask. However, it never becomes purely
a mask, not even to its maker.
My sculptures derive from this concept of levels of knowledge. The person
aware of the subject matter (often identified by the title) may think
that he knows the objects significance. However, as always, it
is only the maker of the mask who knows the truth or otherwise of the
piece. For it is he who knows what is revealed and what is withheld.
The Anasazi Details sculptures are derived from this concept
of levels of knowledge. Although to the uninitiated, they appear as
abstract forms; they are in fact, derived from Anasazi architecture,
or more correctly, details of architectural forms.
2000, Around the Garden Sculpture Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton,
Now 99, Washington, D.C.
Exhibition, Museum of The American Architectural Foundation, Washington,