Fortunes of Nature
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas and Bent Hardwoods; Walnut, Oak, Poplar, Cherry
Height: 10.6667 ft
Width: 17 ft
Note: 1,100 lbs.
Large-scale wooden wall sculpture; organic shapes and lines. Uses wood from 5 different types of Michigan tree: white oak, red oak, poplar, cherry and walnut.
"The evolution of the form of this painting begins with drawing and reflection on the man-made and natural environment. Visual research and exploration focuses on themes indigenous to order, growth and the natural environment. These influences include human movement found in examples of modern dance and ballet; the movement of air in space experienced through cloud formations and mutations; birds and butterflies in flight; the growth of trees and flowers in nature and related forms from the built environment; and influences from design and art history which are important to the evolution of my painting." -Harold Linton