Client: Private collection
Location: Stonington, ME, United States
Completion date: 2018
Designer and Creator
Anne Baxter Sculpture
The figure-eight forms of “Infinity’s Silent Protest” express the endless planes of the Möbius strip, and symbolize the eternal ebb and flow of life. This work presents an ongoing sense of contrast, as the forms of infinity sometimes pause in serenity; at other times, such as when a door or window is opened, they become dynamic and dance about freely.
Materials: Wire mesh, nylon thread, & multi-layered paint.
Dimensions: 34 x 19 x 25.5 inches.
The goal of this project was to enhance a residential environment located on Deer Isle, Maine. It was designed for a space with an expansive, wide-open floor plan. The intention was to create an artwork imbued with serenity, which would also include a kinetic component to enliven the space. The coiled figure-8 forms created appear suspended in space, sometimes pausing, and at other times spinning and turning as air circulates around them.
This artwork was designed and fabricated through an intuitive process using industrial wire mesh. “Infinity’s Silent Protest” was sculpted and finished with a multi-layered painting process: all elements were created and constructed by the artist.