"Human Topography-Three Figures"

Randall Max Yaw's avatar Randall Max Yaw

Human Topography-Three Figures The project would consist of three life-size figures, two male and one female made of welded steel rod. The look of the figures would essentially be that of “drawings in space”; that is, linear outlines of the contours of the human body in various states of motion. Because these 3-D drawings are an open framework, they would be viewed against an abstract geometric background (white lines on a silver field), that would delineate the essential movement of each particular figure. The poses are taken from three different Olympic events: the shot put, gymnastics and the high jump. Each of the figures is framed within a steel circular band, alluding to the symbol of the modern Olympic Games. The overall project also references the photography of Eadweard Muybridge and his Studies of the Human Figure in Motion. The elements of the composition – background, figures, and stand/frames can be brought into the exhibit space independently and assemble

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4
  • Medium: welded steel and wood
  • Width: 26
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 8