Contact: Lynn Stewart
or Abbey Broussard, Centenary News Service
Kinetic Sculptor Lin
Emery to speak on "Public Sculpture and the Public" Oct. 21 at Centenary's
SHREVEPORT, LA -- On Sunday, Oct.
21 at 2 p.m., kinetic sculptor Lin Emery will speak on "Public Sculpture
and the Public" at Centenary's Meadows Museum.
Emery's lecture is free and open
to the public. She said she will discuss "monuments, statues, sculptures
and all the variations in between." She will also talk about her sculpture,
"Duo," which is currently located on Centenary's campus at the corner of
Centenary Boulevard and Kings Highway.
Constructed of aluminum and painted
red on the edges, Duo stands over 22-feet high and has a second piece that
is 12- to 15-feet tall. It is currently on loan at the college.
Emery, a New York-born New Orleanian,
was largely influenced by the philosophical ideas of Ossip Zadkine, who
first taught her about sculpture in Paris. She incorporated kinetics
into her early education, creating sculptures that make her artistic style
a distinctive one. All of her pieces move in some way.
"For more than 30 years, all my sculpture
has been kinetic -- mainly large-scale work for public spaces," Emery said.
"Both the forms and the random movement are inspired by nature. The linked
elements may evoke plant or flying forms, and are set in motion by natural
forces -- wind or water. Their highly polished surfaces mirror the world
around them, while their movement is influenced by infinite variables:
the points of balance, the normal frequency of each element, the interruption
counterpoise. And, of course, the
changing flow of wind or water."
Emery is nationally recognized and
has with works scattered throughout cities in the United States, along
with sculptures located in Japan and Singapore. She is the recipient of
Japan's grand prize for
For further information, contact
Diane Dufilho, director of the Meadows Museum, at 318-869-5169.