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Artist: Derrick Velasquez

February 27, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


Derrick Velasquez has created these magnificent sculptures by simply offsetting strips of colorful vinyl into a massive stack. The overall shape of the piece is directed by the wooden post at the base of each vinyl pile. I love this work because of its simplicity and elegance, plus some pieces seem to defy a sense of balance.  

In a correspondence with the artist, Derrick told me about his past as an amateur bookbinder! The vinyl strips in these sculptures are actually scraps leftover from the softcover journals he use to make. Fantastic, thanks for sharing Derrick. 

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  1. callen says:

    Love the color palettes he uses. At first I guessed these were paper because they seem so delicate.

  2. vicki says:

    i love pieces that entail layering.

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