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1992 - III

 

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1992 III

Artist - Edward L. Hendricks
Born - 1952
Origin - America
Year Built - 1992

Edward Lee Hendricks works in the relatively recent tradition of kinetic sculpture that includes Naum Gabo (1890-1977), Alexander Calder (1898-1976), and George Rickey. Hendricks received his BFA from Southern College in Birmingham in 1974 and his MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1976. In 1983, he was awarded a Southeast Artist Fellowship at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.

Hendricks's 1992-III plays on the interaction of sun, light, wind.25 The stainless steel blades, acting under the influence of the wind, rotate at the top of the pole, capturing and reflecting the available light. The combination of reflective surfaces and primary forms bears a strong comparison to the sculpture of George Rickey. Rickey's geometric vocabulary and interest in the surface may have inspired Hendricks directly. As the latter has stated, "[my] work combines minimalist conceptual elements with a concern for composition and surface that are typically modernist." Like Rickey, Hendricks refrains from titling his works to avoid influencing the viewer's interpretation of the work.