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Submitted by Laurel Dunscomb

Client: The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum

Location: Nagano, Japan

Completion date: 1983

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team


Laurel Dunscomb


The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum


The work was created in bronze. The base was fabricated steel and settled upon a concrete raised foundation which was tall enough to allow waves of tall grasses to move below it.


The work was a site specific. The setting was a mountaintop in Japan and had to incorporate the viewer into the relationship between form and nature.


The sculpture was chosen from a maquette, then commissioned. The commission involved artist, foundry, museum, site engineers, international shipping.

Additional Information

The international exhibition and acquisition was in honor of Henry Moore and his lifetime accomplishments. This commission was the beginning of my site specific sculpture collaborations.