Artist: Judd Nelson
Simpson & Public Road
Materials: Forged Steel
Artists Statement My sculptures are life size and the imagery is modern yet representational. The style is fluid and spontaneous, intent upon capturing movement and natural gestures that are typical of these birds. I add pieces of forged metal onto this basic structure I've created. My goal is to keep the figure loose and flowing and try to convey this feeling of movement to the viewer.
On another level, I also want the viewer to see the metal for what it is. Hot, molten, jagged, and twisted pieces of steel. The previous life of this material is a beautiful contrast to the life and movement of living things.
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See & Respond
Following the installation of the sculptures, area poets and visual artists will be invited to participate in a juried art show, “See and Respond!” where artists create a piece inspired by one of the sculptures. There will be cash prizes awarded in multiple categories. Visit the See & Respond page for more information