Focused Essays


Shane Albritton and Norman Lee of RE:site Studio, From Absence to Presence, The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern
Maryland
, 2020, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Photograph by Renée Ater

In Focused Essays, we have provided short essays on definitions and concepts related to sculpture and monuments as well as pieces on larger themes such as representation.

Currently, the essays include the following:

What is a monument?

What is representation?

How are contemporary artists rethinking monuments? (forthcoming)

What are the parts of a monument?

What is the difference between figurative and abstract sculpture?

What are the terms related to sculpture and monuments?

What is the difference between modeling, carving, casting, and assembling?

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Credits

Written by Renée Ater and Grace Yasumura