Vincent Faust, ‘Emergence’, 2012, ViVO Contemporary
Vincent Faust, ‘Emergence’, 2012, ViVO Contemporary
Vincent Faust, ‘Emergence’, 2012, ViVO Contemporary
Vincent Faust, ‘Emergence’, 2012, ViVO Contemporary

“Emergence” is a head-height freestanding steel sculpture composed of numerous straight angle-steel components. The individual pieces have a ring welded on each end for attachments, but the pieces are otherwise held in relation to each other by tensioned aircraft cable alone. This puts them in rigid suspension, and the whole sculpture maintains a singular structural integrity, a property called tensegrity. The composition has a low center of gravity, starting with large horizontal components and sweeping up and outward with ever-thinner pieces, like tree roots springing forth into branches. All parts are protected with a hammered-bronze powdercoat finish color – a baked-on industrial coating designed to withstand indoor or outdoor conditions. “Emergence” is fully three-dimensional and relatively asymmetrical. The cable-tensioned components are stationary. The sculpture is freestanding and will support itself without ground fastening and can be moved as a unit by two people.

Signature: signature etched with date on lower edge

About Vincent Faust

American, b. 1951, Chicago, IL, United States, based in Santa Fe, NM, United States