Socrates Sculpture Park

Barbara Westermann


Exhibition: Open Space: Barbara Westermann, 2008


Observatory, 2008
Epoxy, fiberglass
8' x 2' x 1' each, overall dimensions variable

Barbara Westermann's Observatory is a cluster of architectonic objects that suggest the ability to transmit and receive worldly and otherworldly music and/or information. They are objects of and for meditation and introspection. The sculptures reflect and absorb light and sound like a tree's leaves; a conceptual, aural photosynthesis. All the "satellites" are sculptures made from molds of satellite dishes, molded and hewn away from a prefabricated look. The installation underscores relationships between exterior and interior architecture, public and private arenas.

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