Sept. 17 Art Minute: Mark di Suvero, Blubber
His years spent working in a California shipyard gave him an understanding of structural balances of force—thrust and counter-thrust—which he uses in his sculpture. Permanently injured in a construction site accident in 1960, di Suvero nevertheless has taken a very hands-on approach to constructing his monumental sculptures. He has called the crane his “paintbrush.”
This work is currently on view in the Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden at the Toledo Museum of Art.