The zig zag form from Brancusi’s endless column inspired my Cubist chest as well as many of my other pieces.
Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) was one of the founding figures of modern sculpture and one of the most original artists of the twentieth-century. His groundbreaking carvings introduced abstraction and primitivism into sculpture for the first time, and were as important as Picasso’s paintings to the development of modern art.Constantin Brancusi Sleeping Muse 1909-10 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture ADAGR, Paris and DACS, London 2004
Brancusi (Romanian sculptor): Bird in Space (1928 version; bronze, limestone and wood). Museum of Modern Art, New York. See also: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/533958099544532902/
Constantin Brancusi, Cock, 1935, Bronze, National Museum of Modern Art - Georges Pompidou Center, Paris