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Sculptor:
Bright, Barney 1927-  Search this
Assistant:
Bright, Jeb  Search this
Lind, David  Search this
Architect:
Applegate, Robert L.  Search this
Founder:
Bright Foundry  Search this
American Brass & Aluminum Works  Search this
Contractor:
Padgett, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Bright, Barney  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: reinforced concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
New Albany-Floyd County Public Library 180 West Spring Street Entrance New Albany Indiana 47150
Date:
Commissioned 1977. 1984. Installed May 9, 1985. Dedicated May 11, 1985
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Louisville (June 1985): pg. 37.
(Lower proper left:) B. Bright/1984 (At the base, in front:) "The Search"/by Barney Bright/dedicated May 11, 1985 signed
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Summary:
A sculpture depicting eleven allegorical figures clustered around a tree trunk, some spinning out in different directions. The figures are both nude and draped, representing both sexes and various ages, some seen only in part. A slender female projects from one side, her hands raised and her hair upswept, as if she is floating. In the center of the sculpture are two males, one old and the other young, involved in an animated conversation while a hooded figure hovers above them. Behind them is a reclining middle-aged female, listening. At the bottom of the tree trunk is a nude boy. The sculpture is made of welded bronze and patinated golden-brown. The base is a slender shaft.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Art--Sculptor  Search this
Allegory--Life  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Conversation  Search this
Control number:
IAS IN000924
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_339280