Kenneth Campbell, born West Medford, MA 1913-died New York City 1986 Search this
overall: 42 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (106.7 x 24.2 x 31.2 cm.) top: 23 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (60.7 x 24.2 x 31.2 cm.) base: 21 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (55.0 x 19.1 x 22.3 cm.)
Luce Center Label:
Kenneth Campbell “sees” the final image within each piece of stone before starting to work, and rarely deviates from this initial idea. He never uses power tools, but prefers to have direct contact with the materials. Campbell manipulates the stone to give an appearance of weightlessness, by balancing huge pieces at apparently impossible angles. Nike may have been inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a Hellenistic Greek sculpture that depicts the goddess Nike as she descends from flight.
Luce Object Quote:
“I . . . give to each stone an awareness of its own sense of gravity, making it seem as mobile as I am.” Kenneth Campbell speaking in 1962, University of Kentucky Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, 1967