Size: 17.5 x 10 x 7 in
Materials: Stainless Steel, Bronze, Steel
Polished brass and stainless steel sculpture on black enameled steel base.
"Lyra" tells in visual form the legend of Orpheus and his harp, which played music that was so beautiful, rivers changed their course to stay near its soothing sound. The sculpture's lyrical movement and flow is also reminiscent of the constellation "Lyra" with its two bright stars, Vega and Beta Lyrae.
"Lyra" is one of a new series of sculptures created out of found objects, including brass bearing housings found by the artist in a junkyard near the iron mines in Virginia, Minnesota. These pieces of scrap were transformed and combined with stainless steel sculpture parts found in the artist's own studio