UNCA--Kellogg Center; near Hendersonville, NC
Fiddleheads consists of seven hollow
reinforced cement pieces ranging in height from 4' to 10'.
The installation spreads across an area 15' by 20'. The sculpture
is located on the Rudnick Nature Trail at the University of
North Carolina-Asheville's Kellogg Center near Hendersonville,
North Carolina. It was commissioned through an open competition
by the Center for Crafts, Creativity, and Design.
Before submitting my initial proposal I visited
the center and walked the trail to get a sense of the setting
and to seek inspiration for forms. As I walked I began to
think of plant-like forms that I have used in previous sculptures.
The idea of plant-like forms led me to consider the forms
of newly emerging ferns, or fiddleheads. I imagined these
forms on a large scale and that image seemed to be a harmonious
integration of artwork into the trail. In designing the forms,
I wanted to capture a strong sense of life force, pushing
upward and opening, though I did not want to represent ferns
in a literal, realistic way.
To see a picture of Fiddleheads in
progress, see the bottom of my Exhibitions
For more information about Fiddleheads contact:
Dian Magie, Executive Director
The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design
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