Split - Andrew T. Crawford

Group 4

Split - Andrew T. Crawford

Athens, Georgia 30605, United States

Created By: UGA Introduction to Museum Studies


Andrew T. Crawford (b. 1970 in Chatham, NJ)

Spilt, 2005 (Fabricated Steel, 122 x 67 x 26 inches; 500 pounds)

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Museum purchase with funds provided by Amburn and Will Power in Memory of Mildred and Jay Huskins

GMOA 2008.1

Andrew Crawford's artwork often transforms the tools for making sculptures into sculptures themselves. Split, a massive 500 pound screw cleaved almost in half, demonstrates common themes that run through much of Crawford's work. Crawford alters the ordinary, making everyday objects feel less "rigid" and more "human" by twisting, pulling, or splitting them into new shapes. Split first appeared on campus in 2006 alongside 8 of Crawford's other "ordinary" objects for a “walking sculpture tour”. After venturing to other institutions, Split returned to UGA in 2008, its permanent home now on East Campus Road.

Read an article |by clicking here|, listen to the audio, or watch the video above to learn more about Crawford's design process.

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