This exciting collection is a pleasure to read from beginning to end...This is a welcome introduction to, and provocative rethinking of the object, in all its many formal and theoretical formations. - Jo Applin, author of Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America (2012).
The object-type work is not based, as has been supposed, on a particular, limiting, geometric morphology or a particular, desirable set of materials Lumps are potentially as viable as cubes, rags as acceptable as stainless steel rods.
Robert Morris, Statement, Minimal Art (Haags Gemeentemuseum), 1968
The Art Object//1998
"either art objects are sign-vehicles, conveying 'meaning', or they are objects made in order to provoke a culturally endorsed aesthetic response, or both of these simultaneously." (Gell, 1998, p.149)
This is useful to consider when producing and looking back on my own artworks - what is it that I am producing.
I feel that all the sculptural pieces I make incorporate signs - visual information that convey a type of meaning - and this meaning is furthered by the titling - giving something metaphorical or poetic