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Stuart Nielsen

2016  Open Studio Fellowship Artist

Labryinth

8’ x 12’ x 8’
Fabricated Aluminum
2004
  • Stuart Nielsen
  • Stuart Nielsen
  • Stuart Nielsen
  • Stuart Nielsen
  • Stuart Nielsen

Artist Statement
Labyrinth was originally commissioned to hang in the entry atrium of a public
library. I thought of the sculpture as a linear and meandering “drawing in
air” tracing a symbolic path of exploration or seeking. Midway through the project membership of the library board changed and new members terminated the project. The orphaned sculpture hung in the corner of my studio for several years influencing subsequent two and three-dimensional works... also as a reminder of the vagaries of public process. Following a visit to my studio John Hock, Artistic Director of Franconia Sculpture Park, suggested that Labyrinth might find a home at Franconia Sculpture Park. We scouted sites and discussed how best to install the work. The result was its siting aloft among the branches and leaves and adjacent the meandering woodland path.


Stuart Nielsen

www.bockleygallery.com

Born: Evanston, IL, 1947
Resides: Minneapolis, MN

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