Index: Sculpture


Alchemy

All three seen in quick succession at among the endlessly rewarding collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The first a machine gathering and harnessing negative space, the second a master class in electrifying it, the third a cabinet for storing it. All together though, they are a healthy reminder that alchemy can occur, must occur, in art – in the way ordinary materials like wood, stone and wire are transformed – as expressive as words in a poem.