Richard Swanson: Sculpture 2000-2004

Balance & Bounty
1996-97, ten units
~8' 6" high x 3' 6" ea.

In the landscape of the agrarian west, bales of straw are a powerful visual presence. Balance & Bounty was inspired by the way baled cylinders of hay activate the landscape with their implied rolling progress. This installation takes this implied motion further by 'rebaling' straw into forms that seem animated with a gyrating energy (New Forms: Regional Initiative Grant)

Sculpture by Richard Swanson: Balance & Bounty Sculpture by Richard Swanson: Balance & Bounty