Wood Sculpture

The wooden assemblage works, which Mullican’s Dynaton Group co-founder Wolfgang Paalen gave the name Tactile Ecstatics, reflected Mullican’s desire to move away from the two-dimensional surface of the canvas into the three-dimensional space of the real world. Often made of sticks, paper, string, and feathers, in Mullican’s own words, they were “attenuated images that stepped out of my canvases like ritual objects.”

“That’s the reason that I made those Tactile Ecstatics, because I wanted to get off the canvas. I really wanted to construct something that came off the canvas, and I loved the whole idea of the surrealist sense of making an object, as many did.”

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