David Smith

David Smith is considered one of Americas most influential 20th Century sculptors and has had a large impact on my practice. Smith’s work with welded metal drew influence from Cubism, Constructivism and Abstract Expressionism with the use of industrial materials making his work distinctive.

Smith moved away from the idea of a sculptures central point, instead creating pieces without an organic core. Collage and reconstruction were key to many of his pieces and with the use of pre-existing materials and objects, sculptures like Hudson River Landscape (1951) came into being.

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