Barn Swallows - Bronze, edition of 15, 12”H x 11”L x 12.5”W
Exhibitions: 2011 Birds In Art - Woodson Art Museum, WI
On a summer camping trip, I became mesmerized watching a swarm of Barn Swallows flitting in and out of an old picnic pavilion. Their speed and aerial acrobatics made it difficult to closely study them, but I was inspired. However, sculptures of birds in flight pose a problem for the sculptor because they must be anchored to a base. I chose the smallest contact point possible, the wing tips, and an unobtrusive cube for a stable base. Their wings seem to just graze the base as they fly past.