Books I’m Currently Reading: Alexander Calder
Its been a while since I've last written a blog post. But it's all for good reason; I've been prepping for summer travels and getting new inspiration for some ideas that have been floating around in my head these past months. As a metalsmith and artist I tend to float from jewelry to objects, and this month my mind has been totally on occupied with objects.
I never had the chance to dive into sculpture during my college years, nor did I truly have the interest. However, as my practice has grown, I've notice my focus has widen, and sculpture has become part of that focus. My eyes have been attracted to movable sculptures lately and with my appreciation for simplicity and thoughtful design, I'm sort-of not surprised that I've been playing with the idea of making mobiles.
With most ideas and inspiration...I tend to get a little scared to dive in, because I know most things have been done before. But eventually I do give myself freedom to explore my thoughts no matter what others are doing. So I (per usual) checked out some great books on Alexander Calder. I haven't finished them yet so I won't dare attempt to "write about him" and my thoughts on his work until I do. But here are the books I'm currently reading on Alexander's work and life:
#1 Alexander Calder; Performing Sculpture
#2 Calder and Abstraction from Avant-Garde to Iconic
#3 Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art; Form, Balance, Joy