Bound Up, 2016
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
88 x 16 x 16 in
224 x 41 x 41 cm
Powder coated steel. Maximum width of 16" occurs at base where bottom pieces extend out from sculpture on all sides (shown in final image). Maximum width above base is 8.5".
Bound Up is a tall, freestanding steel sculpture in a narrow vertical spiral form. The piece grows from a square banded base, with twisted segments pushing upwards, held captive by a smaller band rotated 45° from the base. The vertical segments continue spiraling up, but remain constricted by a successively smaller band rotated yet again 45° off the previous angle. The spiral finally breaks free upward but not outward. This piece appears ultimately as a contest between the organic fluid vertical forms and the geometric horizontal components confining them.
Bound Up is fully three-dimensional and essentially symmetrical. It is somewhat lightweight and, despite its fluid appearance, is not subject to movement. The base is stable. This compelling sculpture is designed to be displayed on any solid surface viewable from multiple angles, and will add a bright center of interest in an indoor or outdoor setting.