"Petite Yellow Cape" by Gordon Chandler

2018
$1,180 USD
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Dimensions
W: 10.0" D: 1.5" H: 5.0"
Materials
Steel
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CGCH006
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$75

Upon discovering a weathered steel drum that had been warped to resemble the sleeve of a garment, artist Gordon Chandler was inspired to embark on a series of kimono sculptures formed from found metal scraps. With an eye to the aesthetic possibilities of this humble material, Chandler invests reclaimed steel with sculptural fluidity and a wry sense of form.

In this petite sculpture, steel salvaged from an industrial barrel is transformed into a makeshift garment with a just few careful folds. Resembling a moth or a "little lemon slice," as the artist describes it, this steel cape charms with balanced form and small scale. The miniature jacket has a bright yellow coated finish, patterned with embossed text and wabi-sabi rusted texture. The artist's name and date of creation have been stamped onto a small steel garment label secured to the collar.

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Gordon Chandler

b. 1953, Springfield, MA

Renowned for his work with salvaged metal, American artist Gordon Chandler transforms weathered found materials into refined works of sculpture. Drawing on the innate qualities of his materials for inspiration, he creates effortless forms that seem as though they "just fell together."

Chandler has exhibited his sculpture and functional art across the country, including nearly yearly participation in Chicago’s Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exhibition since 1997.  He is well known for his series of steel drum kimonos, buck heads, and reclaimed metal furniture. 

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