Mark Di Suvero Analysis

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In comparison of The Vietnam scene by Duane Hanson and The Peace Tower by Mark di Suvero Art is an expression of human creativity and imagination. It is used to convey messages, influence lives, and in some cases create a movement. In the 1960’s, protest against the Vietnam War was prevalent. Although many young Americans were eager to volunteer their lives, others opposed the idea. This was the beginning of a social protest. Many viewed the U.S. involvement in in the war was unnecessary where others saw it as an opportunity to prevent Communism spreading throughout South East Asia. The country was divided and the outcome was deadly. An estimated fifty-eight thousand American were killed and another three hundred and four thousand were wounded (Hardesty). According to the New York Times, the…show more content…
Mark who was born on September 18, 1933 in Shanghai, China; Immigrated to San Francisco, California due to the outbreak of world war II. He attended San Francisco City College from 1953 to 1954 and quickly transferred to University of Santa Barbra from 1954 to 1955. During this time, Mark began creating sculptures while under the guidance of his sculpting professor Robert Thomas. He then transferred to the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a bachelor in philosophy in 1957. After receiving his degree in philosophy, Mark moved to New York City in pursuit of a sculpting career. As a part time constructionist, Mark began to embrace wood and metal, taken from demolition sites, into his work. This was critical for his later pieces. While on the job, Mark found himself in a nearly fatal accident with an elevator. He suffered from a broken back and severe spinal injury. This made him confined to a wheelchair for nearly two years. During his time in rehabilitation, he became familiar with an arc welder. This was another critical aspect for his later

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