Patinated Bronze Screening over Patinated Bronze Rod Armature
Large Stack (1): 84 x 100 x 100
Small Stacks (2): 60 x 71 x 71
Site: 1/2 acre
Installation: December 2004 - January 2005
Permanent Public Art Commission
Commissioned for the sculpture park Sculpture at Cherokee
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA, USA
The Haystacks in the Fields series are sculptural compositions inspired by Monet's paintings of haystacks. Haystacks in the Field, No. 2 is my largest commission to date.
I was attracted to the image of haystack on many levels. As an image it bears many levels of meaning. It is a haystack, an image from the landscape. It is a house, a magical abode in the field. It is observed nature, transformed, humanized.
With its multicolored patina, the bronze haystacks seek to capture the impressionist play of light and color of Monet's haystacks painted at various times of day and year and under different conditions of light.