by Diane Grace Goodman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 by Diane Grace Goodman

 

 

 

 by Diane Grace Goodman

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Gwangju Biennale 2004
Invitational Art to Wear Exhibition

Gwangju, Korea

The artwork, Slight Protection from the Inevitability of Extinction, is a response to the Biennale’s title and theme: “Dust and Water are vital natural phenomena, which can be understood as ecological orders describing the cycle of creation and extinction”. While one function of apparel is to protect from the elements, these conceptual garments offer little protection from outside forces. Meanwhile, acts of creation are energized by artists’ desires to leave uniquely human marks on the world. Thus, making works of art is our effort to protect against extinction. The materials used in this artwork are essentially dust and water. The co-existence of solid forms, deteriorating shapes, and muted shadows suggests the enduring interplay of presence and absence.

 
       

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

 

Slight Protection From the Inevitability of Extinction. Front view.

 

72H x 72W x 34D.
Basswood, muslin, thread, cotton gauze, plaster, wire, Thai unryu paper, polymer medium, paint.
2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

 

Slight Protection From the Inevitability of Extinction. Front view, detail (center).

 

72H x 72W x 34D.
Basswood, muslin, thread, cotton gauze, plaster, wire, Thai unryu paper, polymer medium, paint.
2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

 

Slight Protection From the Inevitability of Extinction. Front view, detail (right side).

 

72H x 72W x 34D.
Basswood, muslin, thread, cotton gauze, plaster, wire, Thai unryu paper, polymer medium, paint.
2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

 

Slight Protection From the Inevitability of Extinction. Back view.

 

72H x 72W x 34D.
Basswood, muslin, thread, cotton gauze, plaster, wire, Thai unryu paper, polymer medium, paint.
2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

 

Slight Protection From the Inevitability of Extinction. Side view

 

 

72H x 72W x 34D.
Basswood, muslin, thread, cotton gauze, plaster, wire, Thai unryu paper, polymer medium, paint.
2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculptures Relating to the Voice to Vision Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banished, A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Banished. Front view.


Dimensions with base: 104”H x 33”W x 78”D
Mixed media sculpture: 76”H x 31”W x 76”D
Base (birch): 28”H x 33”W x 78”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2005

A response to Gina Kugler, who jumped from a train that was enroute to Treblinka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banished, A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Banished. Side/Front view.


Dimensions with base: 104”H x 33”W x 78”D
Mixed media sculpture: 76”H x 31”W x 76”D
Base (birch): 28”H x 33”W x 78”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2005

A response to Gina Kugler, who jumped from a train that was enroute to Treblinka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banished, A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Banished. Side/Front Detail #1.


Dimensions with base: 104”H x 33”W x 78”D
Mixed media sculpture: 76”H x 31”W x 76”D
Base (birch): 28”H x 33”W x 78”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2005
A response to Gina Kugler, who jumped from a train that was enroute to Treblinka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banished, A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Banished. Side/Front Detail #2.


Dimensions with base: 104”H x 33”W x 78”D
Mixed media sculpture: 76”H x 31”W x 76”D
Base (birch): 28”H x 33”W x 78”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2005
A response to Gina Kugler, who jumped from a train that was enroute to Treblinka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banished, A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Banished. Interior Detail.


Dimensions with base: 104”H x 33”W x 78”D
Mixed media sculpture: 76”H x 31”W x 76”D
Base (birch): 28”H x 33”W x 78”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2005
A response to Gina Kugler, who jumped from a train that was enroute to Treblinka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Opening in the Dark. Front view.


Dimensions with base: 67.5”H x 39”W x 46”D
Mixed media sculpture: 49”H x 32”W x 44”D
Base (birch): 18.5”H x 39”W x 46”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2004

A response to Sabina Zimering and her memoir, Hiding in the Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Opening in the Dark. Back view.


Dimensions with base: 67.5”H x 39”W x 46”D
Mixed media sculpture: 49”H x 32”W x 44”D
Base (birch): 18.5”H x 39”W x 46”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2004

A response to Sabina Zimering and her memoir, Hiding in the Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Opening in the Dark. Interior detail.


Dimensions with base: 67.5”H x 39”W x 46”D
Mixed media sculpture: 49”H x 32”W x 44”D
Base (birch): 18.5”H x 39”W x 46”D
Oil on mixed media construction.
2004

A response to Sabina Zimering and her memoir, Hiding in the Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Kinderflight. Front view.


Oil on mixed media construction.
Dimensions with pedestal: 74”H x 17”W x 17”D
Mixed media sculpture: 56”H x 17”W x 17”D
Pedestal (birch): 38”H x 12”W x 10”D

2004

A response to Lucy Smith and her story of hiding with her mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Kinderflight. Back detail.


Oil on mixed media construction.
Dimensions with pedestal: 74”H x 17”W x 17”D
Mixed media sculpture: 56”H x 17”W x 17”D
Pedestal (birch): 38”H x 12”W x 10”D

2004

A response to Lucy Smith and her story of hiding with her mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sculpture by Diane Grace Goodman

Kinderflight. Interior detail.


Oil on mixed media construction.
Dimensions with pedestal: 74”H x 17”W x 17”D
Mixed media sculpture: 56”H x 17”W x 17”D
Pedestal (birch): 38”H x 12”W x 10”D

2004

A response to Lucy Smith and her story of hiding with her mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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