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Art Concrete Guest Gallery: Donald R. Tucker

Donald R. Tucker
Concrete Faux Bois (False Wood)
Tucker, concrete benchTucker, concrete bench detail
Tucker, concrete garden table

"These are three dimensional representations of wood and wooden objects madeby applying various cement-based mixtures onto a steel framework or "armature", and sculpting it to mimic the real material.

"The process of creating these works is at once complex, technically demanding and extraordinarily labor intensive. It involves first building a steel framework (referred to by sculptors as an "armature"), securing and forming metal mesh known as "lath", then building up multiple layers of concrete, mortar and often pure cement paste."

Images: Arm bench, 9.5'; detail of bench; detail of garden table top.


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