Lee Bontecou

April 5, 2011

I love when I find artists who truly inspire me and influence the way I start thinking about my process. Lee Bontecou, was from Providence Rhode Island and made some her most influential works early in her career. After studying in New York and winning the Fulbright scholarship she began creating large-scale wall reliefs made from scavenged materials that were found close to her studio. She was a master at welding and building armatures which she would then bind canvas and other fabrics to the armature. He other works are interesting especially her galaxy like sculptures she created during a self-imposed exile from the art world. She totally worth reading about and learning from her moves as an artist. Hope you enjoy the images!

“untitled,” 1961

“untitled,” 1959

“untitled,” 1980-1998

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