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Amaranth

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.168.1a-c
Artist:
Cyril Lixenberg
Medium:
Painted Steel
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.0 ft Width: 5.0 ft Depth: 5.0 ft
Note: approx.
Description:
Large, symmetrical steel structure that is painted yellow. Composed into two sections that intersect. One section has a rough outer edge and smooth inner edge while the other has a smooth outer edge and a rough inner edge.
Historical Context:
Trained with an arsenal of classic techniques, artist Cyril Lixenberg opts to explore art with the materials offered by modern society: enamel panels, Corten steel, and silk screen prints. In his work, Lixenberg's primary concern is exploring the dimensionality of shapes and how they interact. Color becomes an extra dimension, an uncomplicated emphasis on his eloquent use of shape. The work is the product of two vacillating tendencies: one of mental abstraction and the attempt to give it solid form and the other from the perception of the materials being used. The result is an object or image that does not represent anything concrete but is an aesthetic reflection of material, process, and creative mental engagement.
Credit:
GVSU Commission
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
Contemporary
outdoor sculpture
public art
Library of Congress Subjects
Large-scale sculpture
Nature in art
Flowers in art
Steel sculpture
Art, Dutch
Sculpture, Dutch--21st century
Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Mackinac Hall
Location Notes:
MAK; OS; Outside Mackinac Hall, NW Entrance