About this issue’s cover: ‘Art is the Map of the Human Soul’

Anarchist Studies - ISSN 2633-8270
Volume 29 Number 2 (2021)

About this issue’s cover: ‘Art is the Map of the Human Soul’
Alan Antliff, pages 6-8

Abstract

On Hornby Island, off the coast of British Columbia, artist Jeffrey Rubinoff (1945-2017) resolved to create a park for the public to experience over 100 of his sculptures that would also serve as a centre for annual conferences, open to anyone, addressing the role of art in society.1 Rubinoff ’s sculptural production evolved dramatically over his lifetime in a themed series of works: Series 3 – 5(1983) is an outstanding example. Exuding dynamism, the assemblage seemingly ‘lifts off ’ from its groundings, a visual effect that becomes all the more pronounced as one circles the sculpture, taking in its unitary cohesion across an arc of perceptual transformations. Rubinoff chose his material – ‘Cor-ten’ quality steel – for its capacities of endurance. Exposed to rain, snow, and natural growths such as lichen and moss, Series 3 –5 has been evolving since its installation in concert with the environment it is part of, integrating itself into the natural world gently, incrementally.

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Alan Antliff (2021) About this issue’s cover: ‘Art is the Map of the Human Soul’, Anarchist Studies, 29(2), 6-8

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