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Open the original line design. Apply the
same color scheme but explore the tools
and menus, which create active flowing
edges. Use the Save As command to retitle
the active composition. Check Your
4. What do angular shapes suggest?
What do geometric shapes suggest?
List one example each of an open
shape or form and a closed shape or
form. FIGURE 5.34 The strong horizontal shape of the orange wheat at the base of the work creates a calm, stable effect.
Jane Wilson. Winter Wheat. 1991. Oil on linen. 101.6
Collection. 127 cm (40 50 ). Photo courtesy of DC Moore Gallery, New York, New York. Private LESSON 5 What Different Shapes, Forms, and Spaces Express 121 STUDIO
Historical and Cultural
Context FIGURE 5.35
Henry Moore. Dallas Piece. Bronze. Located in
the plaza of the new City Hall, Dallas, Texas. SUPPLIES The twentieth-century British sculptor Henry Moore created works in
stone, bronze, and marble. Most of
these creations were abstractions of the
Moore did not design outdoor sculptures for specific sites. The original
bronze casting shown in Figure 5.35
consisted of three separate pieces. The
present grouping was suggested by I. M.
Pei, a Chinese-born American architect,
who was commissioned to build a new
city hall for Dallas. Pei liked this work
but asked Moore to arrange the sculpture so that people could walk through
it. Moore designed the pyramidal
arrangement you see. Notice the careful
balance between solid mass and an
almost airy visual flow. Does your eye
move in and around the smooth planes
of the sculpture without interruption? Cotton cloth
Clay rolling pin, dowel, heavy spoon
Assorted clay tools
Watercolor 122 CHAPTER 5 Shape, Form, and Space What You Will Learn
Using your imagination, you will create a nonobjective, free-form sculpture
in clay. You will use the subtractive
method of carving to demonstrate the
effective use of media and tools in sculpture. Your work should have smooth
planes with well-defined edges. The goal
is to create visual flow, as in Figure 5.35.
Decorate some small areas of emphasis
in your work by carving small forms or
creating textures. The completed sculpture must be freestanding and pleasing
from all angles. Creating
If you have not worked in clay
before, take time to explore the properties of the medium. Clay must be
wedged—or thumped on a surface—
before use. Doing this removes any air
bubbles. Keep the clay moist by covering it with a slightly damp cloth. Seal it
in a plastic bag when not in use.
Step 1 Wedge seven to eight
pounds of clay.
Step 2 Beat and shape the clay
with various tools, such as a rolling pin,
a two-inch dowel, or a large heavy
spoon. Keep the form vertical rather
than horizontal so you will have a
Step 3 Place the resulting form on
a turntable. Study it from all directions.
Let the existing form of the clay guide
you. Look for linear edg...
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