Lucy Skaer – Black Alphabet

Posted on May 10, 2010

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Models of Brancusi’s Bird in Space. Brancusi was stopped by US customs who wondered what the sculpture was – was it an engine part, a mechanical device? Skaer remade the sculptures with compressed coal dust. They glint in the light –  like coal, diamonds also come from carbon.

“Bird in Space a synthesis of Brancusi’s belief that “what is real is not the external form, but the essence of things.” Bird in Space represents the essence of flight.”

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