Hinges, 1972-1979

Yet another stylistic invention of Etrog who always looked for ways to reinvent his craft. The hinge, a device that connects two flat elements, dominated Etrog’s sculptural production in the 1970s and was used for some of the his most iconic pieces. He abandoned the “poppy” nature of his previous style and was attracted to the hard edge and flatter surfaces, which brought about a return to geometric abstraction and to the muted palette of the bronze material.

Etrog typified this period as divided into two main types: the extroverts – works that explore the theme of open space and movement specifically through the representation of walking figures – and introverts – closed off objects that appear to hold a secret and inaccessible inner core.

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Gemini, 1976