Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • Traditionally, artists carve or chisel wood when they use it for sculptures. How is this wooden sculpture different from traditional ones?
  • How do you think the pieces of wood are held together? Carl Andre assembled Pyramid (Square Plan) by stacking interlocking blocks of wood into a double pyramid pattern, with the weight of the material alone binding the work together.
  • Is there a front or back to this piece? Explain your answer. Where do you see examples of symmetry in this work?
  • This sculpture is considered a "single, unified image." What does that phrase mean for the sculpture?