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October 2014
Vol. 33 No. 8

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Roxy Paine-Dendroids, Replicants, and Sculpture Machines
by Jonathan Goodman
Maelstrom, 2009. Stainless steel, 22 x 140 x 50 ft.Roxy Paine has won considerable attention from the art world for various bodies of work, including stainless steel tree forms (dendroids); arrangements of psychedelic and poisonous mushrooms, as well as arti­ficially made, weedchoked gardens (replicants); and machines that make drawings, paintings, and sculptures. His sensibility focuses on an aesthetic in which the artificial becomes a reality based on natural forms, but which, in turn, allows itself to be copied or created anew as a cultural artifact. Sometimes the forms are compellingly exact, as in the case of the dendroids and mushroom fields; and some­­- times the work is outstandingly ersatz, as in the excrement-like, layered forms extruded by Paine’s computer-run machinery....see the entire article in the print version of October's Sculpture magazine.

Maelstrom, 2009. Stainless steel, 22 x 140 x 50 ft.

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