is a critical part of sculpture. If you agree that space exists and
then break it apart by projecting into it, is that not a contradiction
or a denial of the reality of space? How does one avoid the contradiction?
Calder tried with his moving wires. Picasso tried with wire structures
that one actually walks into--but they don't work. The moment you
put anything into space you consume space and it no longer exists.
Then again, there are Gabo's clear forms. They exist while giving
the illusion of not consuming space. Perhaps that's the road to travel,
but where does it lead? Perhaps it leads to 'nothingness'—just
the mind imagining that something exists.