Forms Within an Oval, 1937
"When Theodore Roszak first imagined Forms Within an Oval in 1935 it was clear to him that there was "an emerging industrial language displacing traditional forms and transforming the 'Artist Studio' into a 'work-shop' for the modern craftsman, designer, constructor." (Theodore Roszak to Floyd Amsden, 2-6-78) With this realization in mind the sculptor made use of current industrial materials and tools. The drawing preceded the sculpture by two years, but both have the pristine clarity and exactness which recall the Russian Constructivists. Ever since the technological advances of the 1930s, sculptors have been able to use an almost limitless number of different media. Roszak was one of the earliest artists to explore the possibilities inherent in these discoveries."
[Douglas Hyland, From "Drawings to Sculpture: The Creative Process at White Gallery Spencer Museum University of Kansas.]