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Artwork Spotlight: The Creation and Installation of The Lesson of Atticus

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

10:30am - 10:35am

Blacksburg-based artist Eric Standley's The Lesson of Atticus is a captivating and mesmerizing wall relief made from a new medium for him -- PVC.

Standley is well known for his complex cut-paper artifacts made with vector-based software and laser cutters. Even though he uses technology to create his art, he does not use processing or algorithm-generated elements, but instead draws each line with a conscious effort toward the final composition.

The Lesson of Atticus first appeared in the exhibition Form.Print at Towson University‚Äôs Center for the Arts, and students fabricated and installed the work based on digital files sent from the artist. Below is a video of how the work came together. 

Each time the work is installed, the thirty-four different layers of laser-cut PVC must be individually installed on the support system. Last summer, a group of terrific local college interns assisted with the installation of the work at the Taubman Museum of Art. We hope you enjoy this time lapse of the students hard at work!