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1. Inuit's Bone Sequi
Bilhenry Walker // Eau Claire, WI
“Inuit’s Bone Sequi” is fashioned after an organic Inuit sculpture of bones, tusk and antlers. Utilizing an industrial approach, Walker has comprised seven metal struts forming a line connecting to the earth yet reaching into the sky for infinity. The inner shapes are non-objective but reference the original fragments of the Inuit’s bones. His use of these unique struts creates a visual linear interplay between drawing and sculpture.
Aluminum plate, stainless nuts & blots, hi-tech coating
18’H x 6.5’W x 4.5’ D | 500 pounds
Greg Mueller // Lusten, MN
“Waterworks” is aimed at building a constituency that empowers a collective eco-minded action. By using fabricated and decommissioned materials, Mueller transforms objects and spaces into a sense of hope. While magnifying a mundane act of turning on the faucet, the viewer celebrates our lifelong need for water.
Re-purposed pipe & tubing, fabricated steel
9’H x 2’W x 6’D | 300 pounds
3. Growing Wings
Hilde DeBruyne // Cumming, IA
DeBruyne reflects nature and the authenticity of the cycle of life. “Growing Wings” is a sculpture in COR-TEN steel referencing the metamorphosis of the butterfly wherein its wings emerge out of a cocoon base. The sculpture intrigues the viewer as it changes from different angles referring to the various stages in the life of the butterfly. The nature of the COR-TEN steel creates a rusty surface that stabilizes itself in a few years.
8’H x 6’ W x 3.5’D | 250 pounds
4. The Long Road Home
Charlie Brouwer // Willis, VA
Brouwer uses available locust wood that grows naturally in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The durability and strength of the black locust wood lends itself to creating outdoor sculptures that will endure the forces of nature. By using common materials and methods, the sculpture’s intention is to be friendly and approachable. Brouwer leads the viewer to meaningful contemplation about place in the world and at home.
Black locust wood, deck screws, preservative stain
7.25’H x 9.5’W x 3’D | 400 pounds
Craig Snyder // Plymouth, MN
Snyder’s exclusive use of metals in creating his sculptures allows him to push the boundaries of physics. His affinity to color and uses paint and vibrant patinas to create eye-catching work. His inspiration comes from childhood experiences in stacking block as high as he could and awaiting the inevitable falling of them.
9’H x 4’W x 3’D | 400 pounds
6. Prometheus I
Elizabeth Johnson // Peoria, IL
Inspired by a world where nature meets man, Johnson creates conflict and compromise through the manipulation and exaggeration of natural forms. Her focus on the portrayal of the relationship between growth and restraint searches for a way to unite both concepts. “Prometheus I” serves as the first trial of man as he introduces himself to nature.
6’H x 2.5’W x 5’D | 500 pounds
7. Willow Dust
Stephanie Sailer // Kingston, IL
Using an organic form, derived from nature, Sailer gives the viewer an imaginative interpretation of unnoticed bits of life that are easily and often forgotten. This larger-than-life size view of these beautiful, but inherently strange grains of pollen, gives us a glimpse into the ecosystem. Realizing the beauty and importance of these small entities is both fascinating and humbling.
Rusted steel, paint
6’H x 4’W x 4’D | 250 pounds
8. Birds of a Feather
Michael Young // Chicago, IL
By freezing the fleeting moment, Young has captured harmony, growth and energy by presenting these three birds taking flight. Through the use of stainless steel, the artist transforms a transitory moment into a timeless sculpture. From concept to installation, Young’s aesthetics reflects the natural movement of birds rising towards the sky.
9. Slices of Heaven
Craig Gray // Key West, FL
Connecting his community in Key West, FL, Craig utilizes his environment and incorporates recognizable images in creating his outdoor sculptures. “Slices of Heaven” combines tropical colors, rugged materials and subject matter that reflects his locality. Using steel, stucco, wood and epoxy paint, like Andy Warhol, Gray has created the iconic symbol of Florida, and allows the viewer to enjoy the simple pleasures of nature.
Steel, stucco, wood, epoxy paint
9’H x 4’W x 4’D | 750 pounds