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Sculpture Marathon – IN-PERSON: Seeing Between Dimensions with Jilaine Jones
Bas-relief is a territory which joins sculpture, drawing, and painting; material ideas formed across the plane of a wall between the three- and two-dimensional. This Marathon will explore bas-relief through conveying the spatial construct of a perceptual source and by focusing on ideas and feelings offered by materials and approaches of process. Working perceptually, the topography of space is bas-relief’s revelation. The bas-reliefs will be made in clay, chip board/cardboard, plaster, and mixed media. The source will be a setup with a model in the sculpture studios at the New York Studio School; the nature and ideas within this setup will be unconventional and will enable responding both to the wide span of an installation and a closer experience of forms. The direction this project takes will be oriented to the interest of each student. Some may stay within a rectangular format, or others not; some may rework with the viewed source again and again, others may extrapolate an essential idea. Discussion of the subject by images of precedents will be integrated throughout the Marathon. This course is as much a particular experience of seeing as it is of making, for the sculptor or painter it becomes a way to touch and form the spatial.