A non-representational form that does not reference natural forms. It arises from a constructive manipulation of the sculptor’s generalized, abstract ideas of spacial relations, volume, line, color, texture, and so on. The approach of the non-objective sculptor is like that of a music composer, who manipulates the elements of his art in a similar manner.
A term commonly associated with abstract sculpture, used to describe forms that are organic in nature. These forms are often directly derived from shapes found in nature.
Artist: Jean Arp. In the 1920s and 1930s Arp developed a type of biomorphic sculpture that suggested a parallel between artistic creativity and creation in nature. The shapes in his work evoke worn pebbles, buds and other natural forms.