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2002 — Lynn Charles Foster Recent Assemblages in Found Plastic

January 7 – March 22

 

foster-skylinefoster-tideLynn Charles Foster, a Western alumni (BS1971, MA1979), currently teaches at South Salem High School and works as a studio artist in Salem, Oregon.  He also teaches art at Chemeketa Community College.  Using found objects he creates whimsical sculptures that take a thought provoking looks at society’s cast offs

“For the past three years I have been making something out of nothing.  …I look for objects that have interesting shapes and are likely to be thrown away.  While going through the piles of plastic in my boxes, I begin to see relationships between objects and I get ideas for sculptures. Sometimes the objects will suggest a specific subject such as an animal or a robot.  Other times, I will see a series of shapes that just work together, and I assemble them into an abstract sculpture. The final sculpture may have a “Post Funk” theme, or it may simply be an interesting arrangement of shapes and textures.”

Foster has placed a collection box for hard plastic donations in the 1st floor main lobby of the library.  On Monday, February 18th, he will be creating a totem sculpture from the donated plastic from 8:30am – 4:00 p.m.

 

Going Overboard 2000 Plastic
Going Overboard
2000
Plastic

Sun Symbol from the Surfaris Tribe of Lower California 2001 Plastic  Darting Tongue 2001 Plastic
Sun Symbol from the Surfaris Tribe of Lower California
2001
Plastic
Darting Tongue
2001
Plastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plastec Calendar 2000 Plastic
Plastec Calendar
2000
Plastic

Power Mask from the Lower Abs Tribe 2001 Plastic  Primary Alien 2001 Plastic
Power Mask from the Lower Abs Tribe
2001
Plastic
Primary Alien
2001
Plastic