2002 - metal: bronze
Peter Woytuk finds natural forms to be “highly fertile ground, suggesting endless possibilities for sculptural interpretation and invention.” Animals as subject matter create opportunities for the artist to delve into the elements of form, color, and texture as well as character. Gently resting in the green, grassy field, adjacent to the Water Garden, Woytuk’s Bull (#4) and Bull (#5) have been part of Grounds For Sculpture's Collection since 2004. Animals, such as the bull, interest Woytuk. He enhances their “sprawl of mass” by making them even more broad and colossal. Bull (#4) and Bull (#5) command space with their complicit spreading girth and their calm stately presence. By placing the animals in groupings, a relationship between the animals develops, and the environment--the space surrounding the sculptures--becomes important. Woytuk considers the groupings to be “one unified sculpture that the viewer is able to walk around and within.” In this way, he creates a sense of place that would not exist with one lone sculpture.
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