Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Melvin Edwards (1937 -)

My drawing,an Edwards sculpture, and Melvin Edwards

I first saw Melvin Edwards’ welded relief sculpture at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles a few years ago and his work just flat out resonated with me (!).  His combination of familiar objects (i.e. chains, tool parts, etc.) and abstract compositions fascinates me and really gets my creative juices flowing.  The social implications (i.e. slavery, civil rights, etc.) of the work is not a part of my interest.  With the exception of Goya social commentary in art is of no interest to me.  Edwards continues his work in upstate New York.

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