OOSI Sculpture

Cantamar

2012 / Woods Davy / Cleveland

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A gravity defiant stack of rounded rocks on a rough granite base. Translating roughly out of Spanish to "Song of the Sea" Cantamar (the Mexican city off the coast of which Davy finds these rocks) is constructed from rocks found along the coast. Davy combines these rocks into a structure that mirrors the waves that shape the rocks. The result is simultaneously organic in form and unnatural in substance. The image Davy creates is one consisting entirely of natural elements that could never be seen in nature. It is a powerful sculpture in this regard, highlighting human dominance over the elements (both the tides and the earth), while also reminding the viewer of the simple beauty that occurs without us.

Davy is a "green" postmodern artist who prioritizes the uniqueness and the non-uniformity of his materials above the resulting piece. His fondness for stones in his art stems from his appreciation for the fact that every stone contains the story of its formation and evidence of its interaction with its environment.

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: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Woods Davy, “Cantamar,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 17, 2017, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1379.

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Cantamar

Description

A gravity defiant stack of rounded rocks on a rough granite base. Translating roughly out of Spanish to "Song of the Sea" Cantamar (the Mexican city off the coast of which Davy finds these rocks) is constructed from rocks found along the coast. Davy combines these rocks into a structure that mirrors the waves that shape the rocks. The result is simultaneously organic in form and unnatural in substance. The image Davy creates is one consisting entirely of natural elements that could never be seen in nature. It is a powerful sculpture in this regard, highlighting human dominance over the elements (both the tides and the earth), while also reminding the viewer of the simple beauty that occurs without us.

Davy is a "green" postmodern artist who prioritizes the uniqueness and the non-uniformity of his materials above the resulting piece. His fondness for stones in his art stems from his appreciation for the fact that every stone contains the story of its formation and evidence of its interaction with its environment.

Creator

Date

2012

Source

plaque

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