von Schmidt, Chuck


Nature is such a patient teacher.  The more we try to emulate her, the more she teaches us.

Past Works


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This sculpture was located on Broad Ave in front of the Leonia Elementary School. Artist statement; “Well, yes it’s a chair. What did you think it was? Often we think art is arcane. Sometimes it’s just as literal as the nose on your face. I spend most of my time as an artist solving problems. It’s like Jeopardy. The artwork is the answer to a question. Usually a question I have posed then answered. This time the question was to interpret a chair. Since we have become such a verbal species, language is integral to how we define and explain the world around us. So while you enjoy your surroundings, sit, assis. Seriously, try it out, take a selfie.”

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