I love these massive, solid sculptures! Maybe it’s my ancestry. My great-great-greats were from Bohemia.
“Džamonja’s work shows a tendency towards technical and formative experiments, reducing form to the dynamic and intense shapes of symbolical meaning. This study of new forms led him to use new materials, especially steel and glass, in his sculptures.”
from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du%C5%A1an_D%C5%BEamonja
I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures.
DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
Wonderful! The sheer scale of those pieces…!!!!