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Elizabeth Mansell Art History 001 9 7421 3338 10/17/06 Boundaries in art signify and amplify diverse aspects of painting, sculptures, and other pieces of art. In the Palmer Museum of Art, there are works of art which explain boundaries in numerous ways. Boundaries are used by most artists to draw attention to certain places within their art, or they are used as a border or frame to add a certain facet to their piece of artwork. Imprisoned by Seymour Lipton shows boundaries in a way where the whole point of the sculpture was to break through the boundaries in which it was given. He had the steel enclosed inside a wooden case which represented the prison. The steel inside the wooden case is contorted upward and reaches outside of the wooden encasement. It went outside of the boundaries, however the artist meant for this to take place. The steel in itself is a piece of art because of the way it is constructed; there are fine curves and details in the steel. This makes the steel seem alive in the way it was erected. Notice that a different type of material, wood was used as a limit for this metal, showing that they are separate but bound together to make this piece of art. The artist shows the piece of metal projecting out of its wooden confine, which demonstrates leaving its prison of lumber. Prisons themselves are boundaries, and in this figure it is conveying the message that prisons should be or can be liberated from. Byron Kim photographed and assembled his piece of digital art called
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