Art Department professor John Ruppert's sculpture reviewed in ARCH2O.
By Kristen Hoover, ARCH2O
In regards to the sculptures by John Ruppert, I believe they represent more of a personal study rather than art. Yes, the sculptures are intriguing and beautiful, but I feel as though the sculptor acquires more from playing with the chain-link mesh than the viewer does seeing the finished result. However the question John Ruppert is asking is a very important one that transcends the ideas of art and sculpture, and is something all designers ask about materiality: What is the nature of things?