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Abstract Variation No. 4

By Ernest Trova
Category: Sculpture


The Abstract Variation (A/V) series of sculptures are made in Cor-ten steel and are often painted, mostly in primary colors such as blue, black, red, and yellow. They range in size from modest, shelter-like forms to monumental, barricade-like pieces, all with the overall effect of jumbled elements resting against one another. The individual forms that make up the works in the Abstract Variation series are of surprisingly limited type: cut-out strips, triangles, and rectangles with only the occasional use of curves. These haphazard forms pose the paradox of a world of stable disorder.

Dimensions: 7′ x 4′ x 4′
Year completed: 1976
Material: Painted Cor-ten steel
Owner: Laumeier Sculpture Park

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