Take of Tour of the
2010 Sculpture on the Grounds
invited to take a self-guided tour of six sculptures displayed on the
grounds of Rockvilles Civic Center Park located at Baltimore
Road and Edmonston Drive. The artwork is part of the 2010 Sculpture
on the Grounds display, a temporary exhibition on loan to the City
of Rockville. The exhibit represents various styles and media and will
be on display through October, 2010.
for self-guided tours, which include artists statements, biographical
information, and site locations, are available on the first floor of
Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park.
temporary exhibit is part of the Art In Public Places Program and is
sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department.
Sir Ned is the latest addition to the series of sculptures which
I showed at Glenview Mansion in 2008. It is a composite image combining
sources of the Lewis Chessmen, a 12th century group of armored chessmen,
and Ned Kelly, an Australian folk 'hero'. The link between the two
sources is that Ned Kelly in his final stand wore a 'suit' of iron.
Inherent in sculpture is the issue of object vs. subject. As a manufactured item,
a sculpture is first and foremost an object because it occupied space. But sculptures
are invariably about something. This something is the subject, which sets the
frame of reference and the context. The issue of sculpture is the uneasy fight
for dominance of object or subject.
In my work, I play with this dichotomy of the existence of sculpture. I aim to
produce sculpture that is subject but which on closer inspection is object, and
vice versa. That is the reason for my choice of steel as a medium, for it has
no inherent or assumed subject.
#1 Sir Ned of the Southern
86" x 30" x 30"