Electric Works presents Pencil Me In by Bob Van Breda featuring numerous sculptural objects all based on unnerving balancing acts with pencils. Transforming a simple pencil into metaphors of a culture past—how we have, with our laptop, iPhone and Blackberry’s, abandoned these practical once-ubiquitous tools. Using a physics theory called 'The Moment of Inertia' Van Breda considers motion, direction and volume in his sculpture and constructs without any limitations of length, color and graphics. Van Breda considers every detail in expressing his feelings for the brilliant color in Passion, a 15 foot Eros-red pencil. Even the numbers 3645 numerologically spell out “love.” In Attitude, five colorful pencils: happy yellow, mellow yellow, grumpy green, greedy green and angry orange, balance in an aggressive- passive arrangement. Van Breda is an avid collector of all things related to pencils. In our Project Space, vitrines full of special pencils, erasers, sharpeners will be on display. Van Breda is currently working on a large-scale public sculpture for Cypress College in Southern California. Eleven 15’ pencils will be presented in this monumental site-specific work. Pencil Me In May 13- June 24, 201 Artist Reception: Friday, May 13, 6-8 PM


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