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King Creativity at Southwestern

Beyond Minimalism: Creating Organic Dynamic Movement with Static Geometric Forms

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Charles Morris
Advisor: Mary Visser

I will build a 15 to 20 foot steel sculpture for my series, One of Many. In the series, I use unit forms in a series of geometric splines in order to create unique sculptures that in some way appear to defy gravity. The unit forms placed in the complex splines create a dynamic organic movement. In the past my sculptures have been made of wood. The fragility of this material has limited the size of the sculptures to no more than about the size of the average human. The King Creativity Grant has given me the opportunity to take the theories I have studied and be able to apply them with a less fragile material. The size and permanence of the material will allow for a sculpture that may compete with the landscape and other large structures around the Southwestern University campus.