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Vail, Lorraine  Search this
Sculpture: bronze, polychrome resin, steel, found objects; Base: concrete
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Montgomery County Public Schools Division of Construction 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville Maryland 20850
Located Sherwood High School 300 Olney - Sandy Spring Road Sandy Spring Maryland
Cast 1992. Copyrighted 1992
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Maryland survey, 1993.
Four sculptures that symbolize the stages of the creative process from initial idea to finished product --Inspiration, Preparation, Perspiration, Realization. The sculptures are arranged in random order to represent the chaotic nature of the creative process. "Inspiration" (made of cast resin with a bronze patina) is an inward-looking abstract figure, body tortuously bent and wrapped in on itself. "Preparation" (made of bronze) is a dancing figure, arms widespread, head raised, balancing on the toes of its proper left foot. "Perspiration" (made of polychrome cast resin with found objects) is an assemblage of wheels, gears, dials, horns, switches and circuits. A small, bald man is perched on a corner of the assemblage and uses a giant wrench to tighten a bolt. "Realization" (made of cast resin and found objects) is a green dragon perched on a gear-driven personal computer and wearing one ruby slipper. The other slipper is on the support frame. Each sculpture is mounted on a small square base.
Abstract  Search this
Allegory--Other--Thought  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Object--Other--Computer  Search this
Fantasy--Dragon  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000438
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums