Socrates Sculpture Park

Edouard Steinhauer

Exhibition: EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2013

Large Horn, 2013
Steel, wood, concrete
18' x 6' x 6'

by Edouard Steinhauer (EAF13)

Like many artists before him, Eduard Steinhauer was deeply affected and inspired to create a monumental work after attending his first bullfight. But while artists such as Ernest Hemingway chose to admire the sport of bullfighting for its examination of fear, death, and courage, Steinhauer found great waste and carnage.

The experience led him to create Large Horn, a swooping cone like structure that celebrates the life and challenges the value of death of any animal for sport. His sculpture serves as an alternative form for appreciating the environment, including the animals that live in it. The work takes something that was meaninglessly abstracted from its natural environment and placing it back into nature as a formal abstraction of its past life.

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