Running on Air

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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I think of these steel sculptures as carved air- the line of steel captures a volume that exists in the eye of the viewer- the mass is all air. I make horses because they are full of contradictions- powerful and skittish- dancing with muscle- also they have great hair. When making a large herd like this I never see the final piece until installation. Each horse is an individual but when I hang them they become part of the larger whole that is the herd. The whole process is like working with a three dimensional drawing- if I don't like a line I don't erase I can bend it. If I don't like the placement of a horse I cut him down and rearrange him- suspending and tying him to the other horses until they all fit in a flowing 3-D drawing of air.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: determined
  • Medium: steel wire
  • Width: to
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: be

Venue & Connection Information

I like to be able to hang my work from above- I use light gauge wire and suspend it with fishing line. It is not heavy. Focused lighting is nice but not 100% necessary. I need to be able to reach the ceiling. I could use a wall behind the work.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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