“Most of my art is the continual exploration and development of three-dimensional form and space, with the resulting combination of material, light, color, surface properties, and movement.”
These situations in turn result in illusions, multiple readings, and visual relationships about the condition of chaos and order.”
A native of North Carolina, Victor Pickett was born in Durham. He received a Bachelor of Product Design Degree at North Carolina State University, where he studied with Roy Gussow and Jose de Rivera. Pickett worked for Buckminster Fuller at Synergetics-Geodesics as a designer draftsman. He also has a degree of Master of Arts in Sculpture from East Carolina University. Pickett was a professor of sculpture at Old Dominion University.
The Citadel, Charleston, SC 1953-1954
Duke University, Durham, NC 1954-1956
US Navy, 1956-1959
North Carolina State University, School of Design
Bachelor of Product Design, 1962
East Carolina University, Art Department
Master of Arts, Sculpture, 1964
MIT, Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Program in Art and Technology, Summer 1995
The Free-Form sculpture that stands in front of Kaufman Engineering Hall at ODU, was designed by Victor Pickett.
Take a look at an unveiling picture w/ Victor, J. Harold Lampe & Engineering Club Presidents.
You can also find his artwork on the 2nd floor of Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, VA. Here’s a picture on installation day in 1975.