Not a Horse.... It's Also Not Wood. Bronze Works By Deborah Butterfield
Deborah Butterfield @ Danese/Corey Gallery - NYC
Ends 23 June 2017
What it is:
Full size horses made from driftwood... that is actually bronze that LOOKS like driftwood.... that looks like a horse. Does that make sense?
Why it matters:
It opens your eyes a little wider. The process of building these - casting wood into metal, welding it together, then painting it to resemble the original wood EXACTLY - is cool. But what impresses me the most is her ability to see the whole world as a giant puzzle. The hours spent wandering a beach, looking and waiting for a random stick to "fit" the perfect muscle, vein, or twist of the head... you can feel it all in every work (but don't actually touch any of it please!!)
Related article: "Pappajohn Sculpture Park – Des Moines' Art Mecca". You can see another Deborah Butterfield piece there.
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