6.30pm Thursday May 16
In this talk by sculptor, Sarah Tombs the work of David Smith will be examined in its relationship to the American Landscape tradition. ‘Today the landscape may be viewed on a cross country journey from a plane three miles up. Looking down there is no space. The solid earth, its rocks and hills become an endless flat plane. Houses, factories, hard objects, solids become only pattern. Rivers, highways, man-made boundaries are flowing graceful sweeping lines opposed by spots of lakes and squares of fields. The view from space makes solid form appear pattern’– David Smith, Notebook 1951-54.