Carstenson, Cecil C.
Monkeypod with cherry wood
26 1/2 x 15 x 7 1/4 inches
Wichita Art Museum, Gift of the artist and Blanche Carstenson
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
Sculpture is like music: without rhythm it won’t work. A rhythmic piece does not have to be rounded, but it does have to flow. Even a straight line can have rhythm if it leads the viewer’s attention to other dimensions of the work. The viewer’s eyes must be drawn over the piece in a pattern preconceived by the artist. If someone gawks with a stony stare at your piece, either he is dead, or the piece is. Pray for the former. If the eye does not move, the piece is not successful.
The Craft and Creation of Wood Sculpture
Dover Publications, NY, 1981