BEYOND BENDING

Broadening Horizons in Robotic-Assisted Architecture by Joel Nolan In his trip to South America, Bruce Chatwin, acclaimed British travel writer, encountered Maria Reiche, a German archeologist walking the desert carrying an aluminum ladder on her shoulder. She was there studying the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in Southern … Continue reading BEYOND BENDING

Contemporary Sculpture

Speaking Silence by Judith Taylor The contemplative nature of contemporary sculpture is to a large degree driven by the language of silence. Artists meld form and material seamlessly to create objects that engage and spark our curiosity. Christine Finkelstein, in her article “Studying Contemporary Sculpture” (Sculpture magazine) reinforces this idea of contemplation when she says, … Continue reading Contemporary Sculpture

Old & Guard Vanguard

Gracelee Lawrence & Ryan Hawk respond to Charles Umlauf by Catherine Zinser The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum was established in 1991 to house the collection of work given to the city of Austin by twentieth century sculptor, Charles Umlauf (1911–1994). When the current curator, Katie Edwards, interviewed for her position just over two years … Continue reading Old & Guard Vanguard

ON THE SOUTH MALL

The Deconstruction of an Artist’s Vision by Rachel Stephens and Judith Taylor In April, red and yellow spray paint expressed deep-seated feelings on the base of the Jefferson Davis statue on The University of Texas at Austin’s main mall. The slogans “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT,” set the stage for the controversy that heightened … Continue reading ON THE SOUTH MALL