JDSP: Incomplete Open Cube-Sol Lewitt

Junior Docent Student Work

Reproduction Artwork by Lindsey Holl

Lindsey Holl—Deerfield Elementary

The art is a white cube with open sides and center. It is constructed of rectangular blocks end to end in an endless loop. I chose this work of art because it is unique and different from a traditional art piece. I like abstract art which is art that doesn’t completely make sense.

Reproduction Artwork by Lance Soborowski

Lance Soborowski—Luther Burbank Elementary School

This is artwork by Sol Lewitt has even lines and creates a very even shape. There is no color in my work but the material can reflect light, and it has interesting shadows. This sculpture is very smooth and even. I like this art because it is not a picture or drawing. I like that it is 3-D and it’s an optical illusion. Even though this cube is not complete it still stands on its own and it is very balanced. At first I tried to make this reproduction artwork with spaghetti and fruit snacks but it kept breaking. I counted each line and there are 9 pieces so I used 9 pieces of acrylic to build it. It looks simple but it was very hard to put it together.

Artist and Artwork

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007)
Incomplete Open Cube 9-12, 1974
Painted aluminum
41 3/8 × 41 3/8 in. (105.09 × 105.09 cm)
Purchase, National Endowment for the Arts Matching Funds M1982.35
Photo credit: Dedra Walls
© Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York