From a distance, it's difficult to tell that these abstract sculptures are even more impressive than they first appear. As viewers near each piece, it quickly becomes evident that the large, organic shapes are completely covered with dice. In the collection, Germany-based artist Anthony Cragg used only small, black and white cubes to construct the surface of each unique form. He did not find himself limited to the hard, square edges, and used thousands of the objects to create a variety of mesmerizing curves that mimic nature.
The smooth, sweeping shapes combined with the intricate patterns create an intriguing visual display from a variety of perspectives. Cragg says, "There is this idea that sculpture is static, or maybe even dead, but I feel absolutely contrary to that. I’m not a religious person—I’m an absolute materialist—and for me material is exciting and ultimately sublime. When I’m involved in making sculptures, I’m looking for a system of belief or ethics in the material. I want the material to have a dynamic, to push and move and grow.”
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