Frame Construction #5
MATERIAL: metal: aluminum, painted
DIMENSIONS: overall: 99 in x 66 in x 44 in
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier
© Artist or Artist's Estate, photo: Ken Ek
'Frame Construction #5', abstract in nature, combines painting with sculpture. Jon Lash's objects float weightlessly in and out defying gravity. The artist works with positive and negative space, trying to control it in this piece through the use of a faux-wood open structure. One can see how Lash plays strongly on volume--using two-dimensional planes to create three-dimensional volumes. Highly influenced by both the Cubists and Russian Constructivists, he tries to find order in chaos. Lash draws upon both nature and spirituality, as evidenced through the colors he uses and his choice of composition. Lash states, "All art is a kind of religious experience, most often rooted in nature".