Assemblage and Construction in Stone Carving

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This project is about using stone with varied materials to produce assemblage and construction for sculpture. A process involving cutting, piling and carving of stones using other materials such wood, metal fastened together with the help of adhesive, steel rods, bolts and nuts to create sculptures in-the-round or relief. The mentioned materials were successfully assembled in a harmonious way to create a beautiful mixed medium, which works together as in the case of Dominic Benhura. Some of the sculptures are assembled like beads on a string Like Noguchi; some of the researchers’ sculptures were assembled from individual pieces of carved stone without benefit of adhesives, but piling pieces of stones together with hole drilled through them. It is hoped that these sculptures of assemblage and construction will urge sculptors to go into stone as a material for sculpture and further to explore new approaches to sculpture.
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Art.