Wood, fabric, metal brackets, screws and wood glue
Intro to Sculpture
Current Bachelor of Art Student
Nitz’s piece The Ascension stands a little over 5ft tall in the lobby of Arbury Fine Arts, clearly visible with its sleek and modern design. Giving the piece stability is its wooden frame that is completely made of stained wood, screws, and metal brackets.
Creating a contrast to the stable looking frame, are the open holes and the holes covered in fabric. Based off the work by Zaha Hadid, Nitz was interested in her angular and sleek architectural designs. Inspired by her conceptual design for the Preforming Arts Center in Abu Dhabi, Nitz abstracted her work into sharp angles and triangles, creating an abstract piece that conveys the initial feeling of Hadid’s designs.
|Zaha Hadid, Abu Dhabi|
As part of the project assigned Nitz was instructed to use an element of transparency. By covering some of the holes with fabric Nitz has accomplished a sense of movement that invites the viewer to walk around the piece. Encouraging the viewer to experience each side and move their eyes through the open holes. Overall, Nitz has given his piece a duel sense of stability and transparency with his choice of materials, and a sleek and modern design much like Hadid.
University Art Gallery
Saginaw Valley State University