Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Louise Nevelson

One of the artists I introduced to the high school students at John Hay School of Architecture and Design was Louise Nevelson. She was an American artist (born in Russia) who lived from 1899 -1988. She created art from cast-off wood parts and transformed them into intricate forms grouped within box-like frames and then painted them with a monochromatic spray paint. She was one of the first artists who created recycled art! Here is an example of her work:

Sky Cathedral, 1958 Wood, painted black,
115" x 135" x 20"

Five of the students prepared a Louise Nevelson-inspired piece made from recycled and
found objects. They chose to paint their piece red. 
Here is the piece they created:

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