Column with Orange, Blue, and Green Diagonals
Born: Duluth, Minnesota 1927
laminated plastic 18 3/4 x 6 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (47.6 x 15.6 x 14.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Martha Jackson Memorial Collection
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 50B
Luce Center Label
Dennis Byng uses techniques traditionally associated with manufacturing to create his acrylic and Lucite sculptures. The casting and laminating process demands technical precision in order to achieve such flawless shapes and colors. Byng initially worked on a small scale, as in Column with Orange, Blue, and Green Diagonals, and concentrated on enclosing slabs of color within clear boxes. (Untitled) and 77a AA represent a move toward larger forms and employ soft veils of color rather than geometric blocks.