October 7, 2011

LeWitt's Complex Form

To bring a trace of irregularity to his pristine geometric structures, conceptual and minimalist artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) started with a polygon sketched on a flat surface. He placed dots at various positions within the polygon. These points were then elevated to different heights, dictating the edges of the resulting three-dimensional, faceted object that eschewed the right angles typical of his earlier constructions (see, for example, "Incomplete Open Cubes").

Constructed from painted aluminum and titled Complex Form 6, this LeWitt sculpture was on display in New York City's City Hall Park as part of the "Sol LeWitt: Structures, 1965-2006" outdoor exhibition.

Photos by I. Peterson

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