United States, born 1964
December Lake, 1992
Plaster, hydrocal, paper, glassine, graphite, thread, ink, oil, lacquer, copper and organic materials
3 x 8 ¾ x 14 in.
Weatherspoon Art Museum. Gift of Kourosh Larizadeh, Los Angeles, 2003
Emil Lukas makes evident every process and part that goes into his work. By-products of his studio practice and the natural environment become both source material for, and subjects of, works that are both painting and sculpture. Works, like December Lake and Time Line under Pear Tree, are histories of their own inspiration and construction. Wide-ranging materials, including organic residue, string, oil, and paint, are part of the archeology of each piece and the vocabulary of them all.
© Emil Lukas