Artist Reception for ‘Quartz, Mica, Feldspar’ sculpture May 21st
By artist Isabel Rucker
May 18, 2015
Artist Reception for new public art, "Quartz, Mica, Feldspar" by Isabel Rucker on Thursday, May 21, 5-7PM at the intersection of Pine St. and Maybell Ave. in downtown Pinedale, Wyoming.
"Quartz, Mica, Feldspar" is part of the In|Site:Ex|Site program of Pinedale Fine Arts Council. In|Site:Ex|Site is a comprehensive public arts program placing temporary and permanent works of art throughout the community of Pinedale, Wyoming. The program is funded through a partnership between the Pinedale Fine Arts Council and the Town of Pinedale.
"Quartz, Mica, Feldspar" illustrates the main minerals of granite: quartz, mica, and feldspar. Rucker focused on granite's three component minerals, and arranged them in the manner of rock piles that make up the mammoth mountain peaks. To illustrate these thoughts she carved the faceted sculpture from polystyrene, reinforced it with layers of fiberglass and smooth and textured epoxy.
Finally, "Quartz, Mica, Feldspar" was painted with lustrous pearlescent and metallic auto body enamel. The grouping of mineral shapes reaches about eight feet in height and rests on a five by five foot concrete pad.
The work was installed this week on Pinedale’s main street at the southwest corner of the intersection of Pine St. and Maybell Ave. The reception will take place in front of the newly installed piece.
Pinedale Fine Arts Council, 307-367-7322
Kari Dewitt, Executive Director: email@example.com
Tim Ruland, Marketing/Outreach Director: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Isabel Rucker, Artist: (307) 231-0515, email@example.com,
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