Field Study 20: Thicket

Kim Cridler's avatar Kim Cridler

Field Study 20: Thicket is a freestanding sculpture fabricated from steel and with silver blossoms. Concealed within the thicket-like growth is a gray catbird also fabricated from steel wire. The bird appears to be tethered within the thicket by a golden string. The work alludes to containment or concealment, and is open to interpretation if the bird is being protected or restrained. The gray catbird, or Dumetella carolinensis takes its name from the Latin term dūmus for "thorny thicket" and means approximately "small bird of the thornbushes". It refers to the species' habit of singing when hidden in undergrowth.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 32 inches
  • Medium: steel, bronze, silver, hematite
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 78 inches