86”x 56”x 50”
In designing Anhinga, I did not have any
representational or conceptual intentions.
I was simply working with forms in space to create a
visual experience for the viewer.
I wanted to elicit a feeling of motion and interaction
between the three pieces. As
you walk around the sculpture, you will find that there is
really no front or back; the three pieces can be seen as a new
composition from each viewing angle.
I finished fabricating the sculpture, I saw birdlike qualities
to the forms, so I searched through my bird book for inspiration
for a title. I found it in the anhinga, a water bird that lives
in a range from the southeastern U.S. to northern Argentina.
overall form of the sculpture does not look like an anhinga, but
each piece suggests a part of the bird.
a bit of imagination, you can see the outstretched neck, the
upward-lifted wings, and the diving tail of an anhinga.
Anhinga can be seen in front of the Westover
Business Center; 910 Tate Blvd. SE; Hickory, NC.
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