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Memoir an Acrylic Sculpture by Frederick Hart

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Size: 12"H 10"W with a 2 1/2"H base
approx. weight:21.5
Made in 1985 " from the age of light collection"
Sculpture is made of medium perspex acrylic stunning lucite
by Frederick Hart
Sculpture is in great condition - has been in the same family for 26 years

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Memoir an Acrylic Sculpture by Frederick Hart

Memoir an excellent Acrylic Sculpture by Frederick Hart

Frederick Elliot Hart was the first artist to manipulate the reflective and absorbent qualities of the lucite's surface. "Memoir was his first earliest attempts in creating a sculpture in frosted carved "Perspex" lucite a unique method, patented by him. It was once of his most exciting pieces and ranked among his favorites. "Memoir" was a narrative of Experiences one has lived through"

Frederick Elliot Hart capture the beauty of the physical form, which I find so unique and beautiful, but he also reveal glimpses of an inner more contemplative enclave where dreams and aspiration dwell.

I must say as a women having this lovely sculpture for 26 yrs., I have learn growing up how beauty is reveal throughout the human body and how a piece of art can embrace one's heart to show and feel what life is really about and how he saw us and lived the experiences we live today through his art.

Legacy of Casting Clear Acrylic Resin existed when Hart first Determined to Master the New Medium. It had been used before, for Abstract Assemblages (Because it could be Cast in Geometric Forms using a Rigid Mold) as well as for Non-Aesthetic and Industrial Purposes. Until Hart, however, no Sculptor had ever harnesed it's potential as a Medium for Cast Figurative Sculpture that required Undercuts as well as Flexible Molds. But Hart's success did not come Immediately. First he had to resolve the problem of finding a suitable material for which to make a flexible mold that did not dissolve or breakdown when it came into contact with the Monomer (Scientific Terminology relating to Chemical Reactions) in the Acrylic, and that would allow Hart to Cast Figurative Forms all in one Piece. Second, he had to perfect his "Embedment" Process, which was Plagued with recurring difficulties that made it Impossible to Achieve a Proper and Consistent Transluency for the Haunting Interior Sculpture. The Solutions to these problems were original to Hart.

In 1982, Frederick Elliott Hart was finally Granted a Patent for his Unique "Embedment Process" - marking the End of a Decade of Constant Experimentation and the Progression to another Decade of Precise Refinement. When Frederick Elliott Hart Created his Radiant Rendition of "The Ride", in 1990, it was another step in the process of Artist's Beautious Accomplishment in Hart's very own "Embedment Process".

Frederick Hart, has been described as America's greatest living representational artist. He has gone completely against the grain of the contemporary art world; substance and beauty are the chief criteria of his work.

Renowned for two of the most significant American sculptures in this century ("The Creation" at Washington National Cathedral and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial sculpture), Frederick Hart explored the inner recesses of the human psyche. His later works expanded on "The Creation" theme: the exploration of human movement from darkness to light.

Says Frederick Hart, "My work isn't art for art's sake, it's about life. I have no patience with obscure or unintelligible art - I want to be understood."

Born in Atlanta, Frederick Hart was a young aspiring artist who applied for a job at the Washington National Cathedral in 1967 to learn the skill of stone cutting. By 1971 he was ready to leave the Cathedral. For the next three years he worked in his own unheated studio, "almost starving to death" as he sketched his ideas for the Cathedral international competition to commission the design for a series of "Creation" sculptures for its main facade.

Frederick Hart was inspired by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's writings on science and theology and envisioned a great allegorical work which would evoke the heroic struggle for awakening and consciousness. The selection committee for the Cathedral was impressed with the power and vision of his scale model studies and in 1974 awarded him with the project. Frederick Hart was thirty-one. The Creation Sculptures were completed in 1990, almost twenty years after Hart began work on them.

The Creation Sculptures include Ex Nihilo (Out of Nothing), The Creation of Day, The Creation of Night, Adam, St. Peter, and St. Paul. Frederick Hart's next major project was the statue of Three Soldiers which he created for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the nation's capitol. The fighting men portray the veteran's bond of love and sacrifice and mutual devotion as they stare at the wall, almost as if they are searching for their own names. Cast in bronze, this historic sculpture - now one of America's most famous sculptures - was dedicated in November, 1984, at a ceremony attended by President Ronald Reagan and more than 100,000 veterans.

In 1985, President Reagan appointed Frederick Hart to a five-year term on the Commission of Fine Arts, a seven-member committee that advises the U.S. Government on matters pertaining to the arts and guides the architectural development of the nation's capital.

In 1987 Frederick Hart received the Henry Hering Award from the National Sculpture Society for sculpture in architectural setting, shared with architect Philip Frohman (National Cathedral work). In 1988 he was the recipient of the quadrennial Presidential Design Excellence award (Vietnam Memorial work).

In 1993 Frederick Hart received an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of South Carolina for his 'ability to create art that uplifts the human spirit, his commitment to the ideal that art must renew its moral authority by rededicating itself to life, his skill in creating works that compel attention as they embrace the concerns of mankind, and his contributions to the rich cultural heritage of our nation."

Frederick Hart worked in stone, bronze, marble and clear acrylic. The body of work he has created over more than twenty years heralds a new age for contemporary art, "one in which figurative beauty, embodiment of values, and spiritual enlightenment are the ways in which we measure significance.

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