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The first environmentally reactive works were the two-dimensional Contingency Series begun in the early eighties. They prompted a search for a way to make sculptures that would also be reactive, but additionally would change shape. These sculptures began ten years later in 1993 with Copper Works , Indeterminacy Stones in 1994, Waterstones in 1999, and the Notation Series and Material/Immaterial Stones in 2000.

The Indeterminacy Stones consisted of a pyrite set atop a piece of marble and left outdoors to weather. The pyrite, transformed into limonite when exposed to the elements, leaves a permanent iron rust stain. It may take less than ten years or over a century to dissolve depending on com-position and environment. For the first exhibition of these works three boulders were gathered—one flat, one vertical, one wedge shaped. Ann Barclay Morgan wrote, "... the action of “bleeding”...could be seen as the female life-force in the process of being released. The trans-formation into the deep colored limonite lends a sensuous quality to the marble.”
 

     

 



 

 

 

Indeterminacy I, 1994
Activated November 1994; photographed January 1996 
Carrara marble, pyrite; 9 x 17 x 11 inches                                     
Collection of Kristen and Stefan Mordhost, Copenhagen

 

 

Indeterminacy Cube, 1995
Activated September 1995; photographed September 2012
Vermont marble, pyrite
8 ¼ x 6 x 6 inches

 

Indeterminacy II, 1995     
Activated June 1995; photographed October 1995 
Vermont marble, pyrite; 31 x 39 x 25 inches                                    
Collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Rabinovitz, Kings Point, New York

 

Indeterminacy IV                                                           
Activated June 1995; photographed October 1995 
Vermont marble, pyrite; 24 x 37 x 30 inches                            
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

 

Indeterminacy II, III, IV
Installation: Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, 1995 

 

Indeterminacy III , 1995        
Activated June 1995; photographed December 1996                                                                                  
Vermont marble, pyrite; 24 x 37 x 30 inches                            
Buckhorn Sculpture Park, Westchester, New York

 

 

Indeterminacy III , 1995        
Activated June 1995; photographed September 1998 
 

Indeterminacy III , 1995        
Activated June 1995; photographed March 2002

 

Indeterminacy XIV, 1997
Activated May 1997; photographed August 1998
Cararra marble, pyrite; 7 x 11 x 10 inches
Home Gallery, Bisticci, Italy, 1998

 

Indeterminacy XIII, 1997
Activated May 1997; photographed August 1998
Cararra marble, pyrite; 24 x 38 x 23 inches  
Home Gallery, Bisticci, Italy, 1998

 

Indeterminacy XV, 1997 
Activated July 1997; photographed July 1998 
Vermont marble, pyrite; 24 x 96 x 40 inches 
Fields Sculpture Park, Art Omi, Ghent, New York

 

Indeterminacy XVIII, 1997
Activated June 1997; photographed: July 1999 
Vermont marble, pyrite; 28 x 26 x 30 inches
Fields Sculpture Park, Art OMI, International Art Center, Ghent, New York
 

Indeterminacy IV, XV, XVIII
with S, Contingency paintings and Passion [collection: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles]
Dove Bradshaw, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angele, 1998

 

Indeterminacy IX, 1996
Activated February 1996; photographed August 1997 
Vermont marble, pyrite; 7 x 5 x 5 3/4 inches                                  
Estate of Merce Cunningham, New York
 

Indeterminacy XI, 1996
Acitvated March 1996; photographed September 1999
Carrara marble, pyrite; 15 x 21 x 22 inches 
Collection Norman James and Janette Bower James, New York

 

Indeterminacy XIII, 1996
Acitvated March 1996; photographed September 1999
Vermont marble, pyrite; 8 x 12 x 9 inches 
Collection of the artist
 
Indeterminacy V, 1995
Vermont marble, pyrite
30 x 68 x 48 inches
Donated by Sue Strober
Fields Art OMI, Ghent, NY, 2016
 

Material/Immaterial I, 2000
Activated October; Photographed January 2001    
Spring and aged calcareous tuffa stone, 10 x 16 x 16 inches
Collection of the artist     


 

Material/Immaterial I, 2000
Another view     

 

Material/Immaterial II, 2000
Activated September 2000; photographed 2001
Spring and aged calcareous tuffa stone; 20 x 42 x 25 inches
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2001

 

Material/Immaterial, III, IV, 2000
Activated September 2000; photographed 2001
Spring and aged calcareous tuffa stone, front stone: 22 x 18 x 16 inches
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2001
 

Material/Immaterial, II, III, IV, 2000
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2001

 

Material/Immaterial, 2015
Activated October 2015; photographed January 2016
Museum of Stones, Noguchi Museum, New York, 2015-2016
Calcareous tuffa stone, granite, 22 x 12 x 12 3/4 inches

 

Noguchi designed the garden. This exhibition was the first to include other artists. Five of Bradshaw's sculptures were exhibited in the garden, the only other work shown along with Noguchi's outdoors where they could weather. Waterstone was exhibited filed with Vodka since the exhibition was in winter.

     

Waterstone, 1996-present
Limestone, 1000 ML separatory funnel,water in fair weather,
vodka during the winter months
Museum of Stones, The Noguchi Museum, Queens, New York, 2015-2016