Elan muse
Élan Muse
by Marcia Wood
Wood's 10-foot sculpture, Élan Muse, intends to serve as a symbol celebrating the creative spirit. The larger element is a single figure, in the tradition of the Greek muse, representing the spirit or power which inspires imaginative insight basic to any creative endeavor. The smaller element frames a series of figure-fragments which rise and fall. The focus of this element is on process. The form of the sculpture is fractured and fragmented, multi-perspective, resistant to being shaped into a single visual image. This conception reflects the contemporary experience. Wood said her work was based on two sources: nature (meaning both landscape and the human figure) and architecture. “Finding a sculptural metaphor which brings these interests together is probably the basic theme which will continue to run through my work as an artist,” she once said. 1990 Medium: Painted Steel
Location Dennos Museum Center , Traverse City, MI
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