ODDBODS

Cy Twombly, “Untitled”, 1953,

Description: house paint, wax crayon, pencil on canvas, 147 x 147cm.

“It does not illustrate. It is the sensation of its own realization…”, Twombly

A realisation of the 3D kinetic potential of an untitled painting by Cy Twombly from 1953.

I  decided to release Cy Twombly’s drawings from their 2-D constraints. Inspired by Rauschenberg and his moving of the picture plane from the vertical to the horizontal, from the wall to the floor,  I decided to build 3-D versions of Twombly’s characters and then set them free to roam across the floor.

My thinking was that my creations should be amusing, playful, whimsical, kinetic, chaotic and subject to chance.

I decided that all three characters should be built and that they should be connected, probably in a line, the first one towing the others.

Graduation Exhibition, ‘Four Oddbods’, 2016

Description: house paint, wood, rope, steel, canvas, organic matter, wool, electrical wire, castor wheels, velcro, screws, robot vacuum cleaners.

At the bottom of the page there are videos of some pf the trials.