1984 - metal: aluminum
Although George Sugarman's early works were predominantly made of wood, by the late 1960's Sugarman became more interested in utilizing metal, as his focus changed to creating art for public spaces. Adhering to the principle that sculpture made for these sites should function in a way that is readily accessible to the general public, Sugarman began to simplify and consolidate his forms. While continuing an exploration of contrasting solid areas with voids, Sugarman designed large-scale works painted with vibrant colors and accentuated with cut-outs. His works are typically constructed of planes punctured by negative space, causing the viewer’s focus to shift from the surfaces through the open areas and back again. 'Doubles', made of welded cut-out shapes altertanely painted blue and white, resembles an unfurling flower as the components rise up from the ground and curve outwards. Each plane contains curvilinear cut-outs while the sections are placed to circumscribe an inner core of space.