Elona Van Gent
Rapid Prototyping Sculpture
Artworks - Height: 23.0 in
Width: 15.0 in
Depth: 11.0 in
Description: Three headed creature on two legs with large curling tail; green and black on a green teardrop shaped base(2 pieces).
Historical Context: Elona Van Gent's sculptures have roots in surrealism. They combine different elements together to create beautiful objects of art. Often working with various metals, Van Gent's works are known for their edgy forms that form mechanical-like inventions, never seeming to quite have a distinct function. Van Gent relates her objects to the sixteenth century "wonder cabinets". These cabinets attempted to create an encyclopedia of artifacts from all over the world. She received her B.A. in English in 1984 from Hope College, Holland, Michigan; and her M.F.A. in Sculpture in 1989 from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Library of Congress SubjectsMythology Art, Classical
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall
-> 2nd Floor (HON)
HON; 2nd fl., Near Dorm Elevator, East hall