|RANKINSKY'S PICK-UP STICKS (1999), BY BOB RANKIN|
ACQUIRED FROM THE ARTIST, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 1999
ACRYLIC ON COMPOSITION BOARD
This work is a development of Bob's Rankinsky Series... whimsical, colorful, high-energy shapes against a dark background. However, this much larger work also includes a new element... three-dimensional sticks that are placed in front of and around the work. I think this is a really neat idea, and really makes this work stand out.
The name Rankinsky's Pick-Up Sticks is a combination of the Rankinsky/Kandinsky pun and the name of the old game "Pick-Up Sticks" (in which you have to remove one stick from a pile without disturbing any other sticks).
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