Richard Swanson: Public Art

Suspended Continuum

2000, barbwire
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Montana Arts Council, Percent for Art Award
6' high x 6' x 12'
Budget: $21,200

In my experience barbwire, at all stages of weathering from factory fresh to rusty salvaged, has proven itself to be a material that transcends expectations and has the power to inspire awe in its transformation from ranch world to art world. The atrium of an engineering and physical sciences building at a university that was founded as an agricultural college seems a particularly appropriate site for this sculpture.

Public art by sculptor Richard Swanson: Suspended Continuum

Public art by sculptor Richard Swanson: Suspended Continuum