In Untitled, Martin Puryear explores the idea of revolution around a fixed center and the subtly changing relationship of the sculpture to its surroundings. Like most of Puryear’s work, Untitled is an abstract form that suggests a man-made structure or vessel. The artist combines a lifetime of influences in his work-traditional craft techniques from Sierra Leone from his time in the Peace Corps, Scandinavian basketry and furniture design from his undergraduate years in Sweden, the influence of the 1970’s minimalism and a life-long desire to make things, rather than representations.
Courtesy of The Gateway Foundation.
Dimensions: 80′ x 70′
Year Completed: 2008
Material: Stainless steel
Owner: Gateway Foundation