The One That Got Away
Installation commissioned by Saint-Gaudens Memorial Trust for Natural Forces: Three Sculptors Respond
June 2-October 21, 2018
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish NH
A sinuous ribbon of cloth runs through an allee of twenty-four birch trees at the historic summer home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the pre-eminent ninetieth century American sculptor. The installation responded to the lyricism of the site and to Saint-Gaudens’ desire to use expressive clothing on his figurative sculptures. The long sweeping gesture suggests the flow of wind and water. It lifts Saint-Gaudens’ sculptural language to a larger, more abstract dimension, a revelation of natural forces meeting human will.