Calligraph LC

Herbert Ferber (b. 1906, New York, NY; d. 1991, North Egremont, MA)

To make this sculpture, Herbert Ferber bent and welded sheets of copper alloy into an L and C shape placed on top of one another. The sharp ends of the letters, as the artist described, “pierce” the surrounding space. Ferber broke with the tradition that sculpture should consist of a pedestal-bound solid mass. This is exemplified by the way the immense metal form of Calligraph LC seems to balance precariously on a small point of connection. It appears to float weightlessly, extending upwards and outwards from the confines of the rectangular concrete base on which it sits. 

Gift of Edith Ferber to Williams College Museum of Art. 76.41.1.

Located behind Lawrence Hall.