Astrobleme

Joshua Welker's avatar Joshua Welker

I strive to create works that expand, shift, and diminish as one moves around them. Color is a deep pleasure. It frequently enhances and clarifies. Astrobleme is the newest work in a series titled after celestial events and methods of measurement. The starting point and center of the work is a truncated cube that can be seen in Albrecht Durrer’s engraving Melancholia (1514). These sculptures are in a lineage of objects that I have produced over the course of several years. These works grow from a protocol of construction with specific dimensional restraints. In all of my work I'm very interested in walking a line that sustains enough order to bring chaos out of disrepair. I see this as an analogous position to my life and to the quest of civilizations.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 7 feet
  • Medium: wood, bondo, paint, polyurethane,
  • Width: 11 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 11 feet