My favorite/All of my thoughts
Straws, gum and tape
23 x 23 x 23" OVERALL each of 2
Jeff Onos fragile cube constructions draw direct correlations with architecture. The disposable materials he usedstraws, gum and tapeunderscores what he terms an ambivalence to architecture. Ono highlights the difference between the fragile, handcrafted nature of the work with the form and shape of brutalist architecture, the modernist, bunker-like concrete style of buildings popular in the 1960s and 70s. This work was the first piece of formal sculpture Ono executed in his career and lays the groundwork for his ongoing investigation of materials, process and architecture. Beyond being an example to students of how artists can use myriad, readily available materials to make their work, Onos sculpture finds further contextualization within the Museums vast Architecture and Design archives.
b. United States, 1973
Gift of Nancy Delman Portnoy
ONO, Jeff and b. United States, 1973, “ONO, Jeff,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed December 9, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7637.