River Bar

  1. pic of bird in bronze

In this work I have used a compositional approach rarely done with smaller works. Painters use narrow horizontal or vertical formats to emphasize a direction in which the viewer’s eye will sweep. This is the basis for “River Bar”: the two geese command the low end and the bar rises as it extends farther from the subjects, pulling the eye right along with it. Just the height of the bar may have been enough, but I added rounded river stones … and a sandpiper to create a secondary strength. So, is this a work about geese? Well, no, except they accomplish the end which I had in mind. But, can these subjects be enjoyed just for what they are? Absolutely!

2004         16” X 4” X 9”         Edition Size: 15

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