David
Stromeyer

Born in 1946, Marblehead, MA
Works in Enosburg Falls, VT

Year created: 
1976
Campfire Girls, David Stromeyer
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7' x 8' x 7' 6"

Cor-ten Steel
deCordova Permanent Collection 1981.2, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Jackson
Exhibit Date: 
On View May 03, 2016

Throughout David Stromeyer's long career, he has created both indoor and outdoor sculptures, and has also successfully completed many public commissions. The artist's preferred medium is steel, which he most often fashions into large scale abstract or semi-abstract works. According to Stromeyer, "Steel can be fantastically expressive. It can take a bend, a twist, a crunch, a fold, and be left singing its new form forever. It can carve out wonderfully intriguing spaces with the slash of a line, the slice of a plane. My art is the result of a dialogue with my material. By doing my own fabrication, I can refine my ideas while in process."

The title of Campfire Girls refers loosely to its composition of skewed tubular elements, its relatively small, intimate scale, and the earthy color of its oxidized Cor-ten steel surface.