They Chisel Plastic (Dec, 1955)

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They Chisel Plastic

Modern sculptors can carve light and shadow into their work with a thrilling new man-made material.

LOT’S wife was turned into a pillar of salt in the Bible but British sculptor Arthur Fleischmann has chipped her out of the biggest block of Perspex ever made. Perspex is a British plastic similar to Plexiglas or Lucite. With Perspex a sculptor can “sculpture in glass.” A Dubliner named Maxwell Moffet drills beautiful marine animals into plate Perspex; properly lighted, his creatures swim brilliantly in a sea of shadow.

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  1. Stephen says: November 22, 20117:04 am

    “Perspex is a British plastic similar to Plexiglas or Lucite.” No, it’s the same plastic as Plexiglas or Lucite, just with a different trade name.
    http://en.wikipedia.org…

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