International Sculpture Center

   


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Ontonagon by John Richardson
2002

Painted Steel

John Richardson has observed that for many of us "we see only finished product (toaster, car, symphony, etc.) and the origin is absent." In Ontonagon he has constructed a sculpture around a massive iron ore boulder. The structure makes visual reverences to the equipment used to mine, process, and transport ore in order to create the finished product, steel trusses for the construction of buildings, bridges, etc.