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Wire Sculpture of Donald Kolberg on Display at Hollingsworth Gallery
The Wire Sculpture of Donald Kolberg will be on display at the Hollingsworth Gallery in Palm Coast, Florida until the middle of November. The gallery can be reached for more information at 386-237-9988
I look for an ease and harmony in my Wire Mesh Sculpture, what Matisse called "arabesque". The surface of each piece is disconnected from any underlying structure so that a style of sculpting is created which manipulates the medium. By rejecting the volume and mass of traditional sculpture, my art creates a kinetic rhythm which allows me to explore the basic form of our perception of real time. This makes the sculptures appear to be alive and frozen at the same time. Even the most perceptually static of the pieces explores the problems of form and movement. The character of the steel mesh diffuses the importance of mass so that I can emphasize the inner muscular tension, sometimes through a distortion of the figure itself.
I usually work from a model, form by hand, bend and manipulate the steel screen in relation to the tension created by the pose. The intricacies of the push and pull of the surface of the form caused by the body’s muscles is what I'm after. And the resulting relationship to light and shadow that becomes integrated with the final piece.
Page Updated Last on: Oct 16, 2011