Plinth

“Do not underestimate the importance of the plinth below the sculpture. A correctly shaped and sized plinth balances the sculpture, enhances its form, accentuates its meaning, draws the viewer yet serves as an imaginary demarcation between the viewer and the object. A sculpture has to be enormous if it is without a plinth or it’ll look like a bouquet of flowers without the pot. So, always include the plinth into your work. Don’t leave it to chance. If the work is really small, a correctly sized plastic casing to match the plinth should cover the object to make it look special. And I am not referring to the base of the sculpture but a separate plinth. What most ppl would call a ‘stand’. And a built environment almost always makes a sculpture look better.”

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