|Horizontal Twist, 2008, Beverly Pepper (American b. 1922)|
Why, then, is the surface texture of Horizontal Twist so appealing? The richly colored scurfy surface of COR-TEN steel, is, after all, rust. (Okay, okay, call it an oxidated surface.)
It was Sarah Carter of our staff who drew my attention to the magnificent staghorn ferns directly above the sculpture.
|A closer look at the beautiful rust colored spore patches|
|Schefflera macrophylla stem|
Horizontal Twist, with its lovely patina of rust, looks entirely at home among these plants. Who would have imagined that rust could be so beautiful?