Outdoor Sculpture

For Handel

1975
Mark di Suvero
Painted steel. 27' h.

Di Suvero's knowledge of music and sensitivity to the relationship of art and architecture led him to create a soaring sculpture dedicated to the composer George Frederic Handel. Di Suvero's work rises not only from the roof of the rehearsal hall below but also projects beyond this roof/plaza and against a magnificent view of water, mountains and sky. Sometimes di Suvero is considered an "action sculptor" in the way he draws directly with the steel I- beams. In running his own truck cranes, in using his welding torch and in directing the blocks and cables, he attempts to build multi- dimensional structures which seem to overcome physical laws.

Photo

Photo: 
David Scherrer
Gift from the Virginia Wright Fund, 1974; installation cost from Performing Arts Center construction funds.

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