International Sculpture Center
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Tom Grubb

Morning Star
H. 70 ft. L. 25 ft. W. 25 ft.
Mixed Media

“My ephemeral site-specific sculptures, such as ‘Morning Star,” are fabricated from bamboo and rope and are aligned with objects off earth (the moon, sun, stars, constellations), and the viewer over a period of time can see the bamboo age and turn gold in color and eventually brown. The primary colors of the rope optically mix in the wind and the spectator can see such secondary colors as pink, purple, and orange. Throughout history bamboo has represented man, bending in the wind and always springing back after adversity. With the ephemeral site-specific sculptures, I use primitive materials to explore sophisticated space."