Presentation on theme: "American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor. Born on September 18, 1933 (79) in Shanghai, China. Immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1941 University."— Presentation transcript:
American Abstract Expressionist Sculptor
Born on September 18, 1933 (79) in Shanghai, China. Immigrated to San Francisco, California in 1941 University of California, Berkeley (1953-1957) with a BA in Philosophy. Work has been exhibited in the US, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Japan and The United Kingdom.
Lifelong activist for peace and social justice. Co-founded Park Place Gallery in 1962, the first artists’ cooperative in New York City. Athena Foundation(1977), Assists artists in realizing their ambitions.
Started in construction, became injured in an elevator accident---became a paraplegic. Pioneered using the crane for work. Learned to use arc welder in rehab Used scrap metal, tires and structural steel. Exploration has lead to H-beams and steel plates. Influenced by poetry, music and philosophy.
Important aspects of his work: Movement(swinging, rotating) Hands on approach to fabrication Uses crane as a tool Contemporary Bold Distinctive Audience interactive