Harold Olejarz
Steps and Staircases


The more I worked on the series of wave sculptures the more I realized that I was interested in the idea of rising and falling and the series of wooden wave sculptures evolved into a series of sculptures that explored steps and staircases.

I saw stairs as a path that led you both up and down. The first step sculptures I made were similar to the piece below called Tower, very geometric, planned and orderly. The later step sculptures were more spontaneous. I built them without any drawings or plans. I simply cut hundreds of blocks of wood and glued one onto the next and so on and so on. The last piece on this page, Thunderbolt, is named after a roller coaster ride I rode on in Coney Island.


tower

Tower,
1978


roundabout
Roundabout,
1979



installation view NYU

Installation, Contemporary Arts Gallery, NYU,
1979


staircase

Staircase after Bramanate,
1979

palisades

Palisades,
1980 

 

thunderbolt

Thunderbolt, 1980

 

 14 sculptors

Installation View, 14 Sculptors Gallery, 1980

 


 
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