Konstantin Brancusi

See also: [Sculpture] [Cubism]

Jackie Winsor


Important Works

According to Howard Smagula, "... this piece further illustrates her concern with transforming ordinary -- sometimes ugly -- materials into works of art. Sheet rock is similar to plywood in that it possesses no picturesque qualities. It is common, in-expensive (mass produced to be eventually covered with paint and plaster [, or wall-paper]. Each side of the 3-foot cube has a small centrally placed, square opening; through the openings sheet rock is visible 20 layers deep. By alligning the aperture, it is possible to see through to the other sides; at the center of the cube is a small, empty white space. Winsor presents us with an interesing situation: An object of great opacity and mass is visually penetrable and has at its core an empty "seed" of light. It tantalizes us with an un-reachable pure space at the centre of its "being"; a space that physically keeps us out; a space that can only be reached in our minds." [p.158; "Currents: Contemporary directions in the Visual Arts", 2nd Ed, 1989, ISBN 0-13-195595-0]