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September 1, 2008

Quarter Art Gallery Substitute

Quarter Art Gallery Substitute

Joseph Field Gilbertson's piece called Landscape Triptych made with steel, wood, string, plastic and electric motors attracted my attention right away as I am always interested in pieces which combine machines with a great deal of artwork. His piece is about interaction of forces and relationships between humans and nature. This also presents the contrasts between organic and inorganic parts of nature. The use incorporation of physics into his artwork is so profound that if it is not specifically said that it is an art piece, one can be forgiven to think it is a piece from a physics class. however, Joseph brings out the best in this interaction of forces in nature by the capturing the entire idea in his piece with the electric motor which generates the electric field which will move the wooden balls attached to the strings up and down like nature would. This also brings into play the force of gravitation which is illustrated very Beautifully.