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Astrolabe - Solid State 1; bottom left corner; viewing edge
Astrolabe - Solid State 1; incised lines/distressed surface detail
Astrolabe - Solid State 1; orbit arc detail


Astrolabe - Solid State 1 Sculpture

Robert Williamson

United States

Sculpture, Wood on Wood

Size: 39.5 W x 47 H x 1.5 D in

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About The Artwork

A wall sculpture that loosely derives from my interest in the ancient celestial observation devices, astrolabes. An early analog calculator of sorts, whose name translates as 'star taker'. In this piece I sought to create a simultaneous feeling of strength and calm, with an aesthetic that embodies both a bold modern look and a distressed, almost stone-like patina. The surface, which is incised, scratched, and burnished, will subtlely catch shadows and interact with light across it. The coloration is intended to harmonize with an interior design that uses a warm restrained palette. Hang securely using the french cleat that is attached to the back. Artwork face is 3/4" thick, french cleat is also 3/4" thick, with final effect of a floating artwork that casts a drop shadow on the wall.

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Sculpture:Wood on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.5 W x 47 H x 1.5 D in

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I value the gestural mark, the traces of the human hand in artwork, imperfection and pieces that seek to involve the viewer, requiring them to complete the piece before them. My themes vary widely, wherever my soul, or my nose, takes me. My work is always starts with sketches and studies. I enjoy working with a subject and exploring it repeatedly in multiple pieces that vary in scale and media as a way of challenging my own perception and preconceived notions. I hope the viewer of these also has an experience of renewal and fresh ways of looking.

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