Imploded Column (Dancer)
Imploded Column (Dancer), 2010
Ewerdt Hilgemann (1938- )
Fine Art Ordinance Obligation of 9339 Wilshire Blvd.
Is there anything softer than air, more vital for human beings, breathing in and out? Yet, this same air is capable of pressing, folding large steel containers once the air is being evacuated. That force has become Hilgemann's tool. He actually "implodes" the sculptures which begin as geometrically pure shapes like cubes and rectangular prisms using a special vacuum process that sucks out the air.
Fun Fact: Hilgemann likes to be described him as an "airsmith".