Client: European Cultural Center - Italy
Location: Eau Claire, WI, United States
Completion date: 2020
European Cultural Center - Italy
The Venice European Cultural Center’s Time/Space/Existence Exhibition 2020 invited me to exhibit a sculptural piece for their biennial architectural exhibition*. I designed my entry,’ From The Earth Into Time’, to embrace the overall theme of the exhibition. It is a depiction of the metaphorical horse’s struggle to free itself from the constraints of earth, to its own existence, and ultimately to the ethereal (space and time). It is built of welded steel then powder coated, and is 8’ tall x 4’ x 4’.
The experience of working with other artists and coordinators internationally has deepened my sense of design and aesthetics. To be recognized by Italian art curators has been humbling and inspiring.
The goal for integrating this piece was to depict the strong connection with our past; our ancestors, history and evolution.
A second goal was to connect the physical existence of the horse to the moment of emergence, whether as birth, evolution or transformation through time.
The steel sculpture has a base depicting symbols used by our ancient artist ancestors. Cave explorations have revealed 34 of these symbols, found in areas inhabited by early humans as long ago as 40,000 years. The partially covered areas on the sculpture represent the foundation from which emergence happens.