Visual Arts Center, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
David Meyer's sculptures underscore the tension between what is seen and what is preceived. The outline of Air into breath, 3 (2011) is derived from a photograhic image that has been distorted to create a new form only vaguely reminiscent of its source. As the artist explains, "Subject matter can shift from one thought to another and only becomes real when we believe it, like a ghost" It is that moment of recognition or comprehension that Meyer elicits in his sculptures. - Margaret Winslow, Associate Curator, Delaware Art Museum
The work was created from over 100 parallel thin strips of vinyl. Each strip is suspended end-to-end to an aluminum framework to form a series of inverted arches that vary in length to create a reverse topography of a preexisting form.
Versions 4, 3 and 2
aluminum, ribbon, cord