12 Apr More than a Statue…
Created by artist Michael Stutz, the 10 foot bronze sculpture at Mission Station is called “Astride-Aside.”
“The daily ebb and flow of life reveals a drama accentuated in my work,” Stutz explained in a statement at the work’s 2003 installation. “Using organic forms, I explore the dichotomies between permanent and impermanent, public and private, external and internal, to create an intimate and humane ideal. Light plays through the latticed forms of the woven sculptures, blending line, movement, time and the body. Focused, hand-wrought, craftsmanship reveals a yielding openness that invites viewer interaction.”
Viewer interaction? You bet! These two girls couldn’t help but interact with the piece at last year’s ArtsFest. It’s a great example of how public art can be both inspirational and accessible.