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Calligraph Gee III, 1964
Herbert Ferber (1906-1991)
Location: Timothy Dwight College Courtyard

Herbert Ferber’s works are based on drawings, and here the act of sculptural creation is directly compared to writing. The title of the piece connects its sweeping copper curves to the graceful brushstrokes of calligraphy, celebrating the fluid movement of the artist’s hand as he explores the formal properties of line and space. The beams overlap like a collage of painted lines, suggesting the abstract expressionist canvases of Ferber’s friends Barnett Newman and Robert Motherwell. Gift of the artist, 1969