Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; near Rm. 3000

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Duo (Two)

Painted and welded scrap metal
circa 1985
Artworks - Height: 21 in Width: 20 in Depth: 13 in
Historical Context:
Judith Brown employed scrap metal in much of her work, ranging from small religious ceremonial objects such as a Hanukkah lamp in the collection of The Jewish Museum, to monumental sculptures and public art projects like the installation commissioned for the Federal Courthouse building in Trenton, New Jersey. Brown folded, twisted, welded, and painted discarded steel, in effect transforming junkyard castoffs into vigorous works of art. Brown’s style evolved through exposure to varied and seemingly incompatible influences. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College after studying sculpture with Theodore Roszak, the welder-sculptor who introduced generations of art students to industrial techniques (including direct metal welding) and unconventional materials.