‘Interwoven’ is sited amongst prickly pear cactus, granite boulders festooned with lichen, and Texas persimmon trees. Seasonal elements include wildflowers, native grasses, and a meandering waterway which fills when the spring rains come to Central Texas and runs dry when the rains cease.
A small clearing between prickly pear and boulders was handpicked as a sculpture site. ‘Interwoven’ was designed for this specific site for a Hill Country private collector.
Perhaps the copper-brazed pod is ripe, ready to burst forth with seeds to scatter in the wind — or has it withered with nothing more to offer while remaining resolutely in place? The larger pod appears to have already bloomed, revealing lacy skeletal ribbing as its final legacy.
‘Interwoven’ is a nod to the interconnectedness and cycle of life in the natural world.
The sculpture was designed to complement its surroundings and not necessarily be the primary focus; rather, the sculpture blends into its picturesque environs which change with the Texas seasons. To that end, ‘Interwoven’ is an acknowledgement of working with natural patterns and rhythms and not overpowering them.
I wish to thank my SCR benefactors! 'Interwoven’ was made possible by an SCR Grant in support of my Hill Country Artist-in-Residence program.
This kinetic sculpture measures 60" tall x 42" wide x 3” deep. Steel of various dimensions; steel sheet with copper brazing; brass rivets; stainless steel, copper-coated, and brass welding rods.
Other site-specific sculptures to date created by Laura Armstrong Studio include ‘Walking Stick,’ ‘Sinuosa,’ and ‘Swivel-Stack Totem’ in Colorado, Argentina, and Texas, respectively.
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