Spiraling Into Greatness
Please allow me to bring your attention to the internationally renowned American artist, Alice Aycock. Ms. Aycock’s lifelong interest in the environment, architecture, space, and literature have led to numerous successful public art installations enjoyed throughout the world.
Her early studies in the late 1960s were under minimalist pioneer Robert Morris, and soon thereafter began working on large-scale sculptures of her own in wood and stone. Aycock later began using steel and produced massive installations that challenged ideas of industrial aesthetics. She recently made headlines in 2014 for “Paper Chase,” her series of monumental, ribbon-esque pieces along Park Avenue in Manhattan.
Her steel works often appears to have transcended the laws of gravity, floating like tops above the otherwise-mundane grounds of public spaces and institutions. Aycock’s work breathes life into artificial environments, bringing playful shifts of perception wherever they are installed.
Since, we are celebrating the season of Spring, I thought it would only be fitting to highlight a few of Aycock's other one of a kind pieces that have SPRUNG up over the years. Take a look!