Artist of the Day / Rebecca Welz / New York City

Welz’ sculptures are some that I would really like to see in person.

“Composed of folded sheets of Plexiglas, the sculptures  glow as light passes through them. The mechanics of their making are relatively simple: Welz heats and then folds the fiberglass, which has been previously sanded. The work is then stained with oil paint and re-sanded by hand, after which it is again stained, but not so heavily that the light is blocked from traveling through the piece.”

“The pieces in my new group of aerial, wall and floor sculpture are made up of lines and planes. I utilize steel arcs and spiral elements that are threaded with folded steel planes, which combine to create structure.”

“Sculptural works made of metal rods that are bent, twisted, and welded into artful tangles. Each piece evokes pen or graphite lines on paper—somehow transformed into 3-D. These blackish works, although created in 2010, have rust-colored burn marks and appear to be decades old.”

About destructivetesting

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...
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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Rebecca Welz / New York City

  1. mobius faith says:

    Really wonderful sculptures. Some make me think of Joan Miro in 3-D

  2. yeltnuh says:

    mobius faith has it exactly.

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