Client: The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum
Location: Nagano, Japan
Completion date: 1983
Artwork budget: $15,000
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.
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.