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Memo-1531

Type:

Bach Glass Etched

Title:

Bach's Last Fugue

Description:

"The Standard Model (abandoned)"
Forged steel, etched glass, wood and mixed media. Brookhaven National Laboratory, L.I., N.Y.(1989)
The objects in case number one begin with a pair of dice, transforming into a billiard ball, a piece of coal, a crucible and a frog's skeleton encased in steel and glass etched with an 8th century written account by the Venerable Bede; reciting how to count on one's hands and feet to one thousand. Case #2 contains a rib, a bronze footprint in earth and slate, and a bellows. Case #3 holds only a burning candle and Case #4 contains multiple layers of glass etched with Bach's Last Fugue and a Blacksmith's anvil emerging from the tangled metal. (see below)

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Creator:

Artist: Stephen Rueckert
Year: 1989

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Side view of the conclusion to "The Standard Model (abandoned)" 1989. Etched in glass is Bach's last fugue. The blacksmith's anvil emerges as the last object berfore the deer emerges.

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About the Artist:
Stephen Rueckert, aka Lazyboy Evets Trekceur lives in Washington D.C. where he teaches sculpture at St. Albans School for Boys. His most recent project,"Hip-Hop Birdhouses" and "Honey, Where's the Remote" delighted audiences in Washington D.C. at The Flashpoint Gallery in cooperation with Xavier Courouble Contemporary Art.
His drawings are in the permanent collections of New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and his work has been featured in Art Forum, the New York Times, Public Art Review, The New Scientist, The Cern Courier journal of high energy particle physics and The Washington Post. He studied sculpture, drawing and painting at Rhode Island School of Design, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, The Art Students League, and the New York Academy. He has taught drawing and sculpture both privately and in workshops offered in connection with institutions such as Pratt Manhattan, New York University, and the Seattle Academy of Fine Art. . Prior to teaching, as sole proprietor of Sculptural Engineering, he provided fabrication services for many artists and designers. Some clients include Robert Wilson, Edwin Schlossberg and artist/furniture designer Edward Wienberger.
His sculptural installation, "The Standard Model (abandoned)" explored the subject of creation, linking current scientific models of the universe with his own deeply personal artistic vision. Following On-On-On, a sculpture commissioned by the Public Art Fund, Rueckert took a several-year hiatus from his studio work while helping to raise his two young children. He has recently resumed his work with an untitled sculpture in response to the events of September 11, 2001, commissioned by St. Albans School, which was on display at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York City.

Source/Links: The Standard Model (Stephen Rueckert)
Contributor:
Aryeh Oron (July 2008)

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