1982 - stone: Carrara marble
After the Fall/Winter 1997/98 Exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, 'Footpath' was moved from the Domestic Arts Building to its present location in the Water Garden. Not only has the site of the sculpture changed, but the presentation has as well. Formerly, the four marble elements were placed on the floor amongst worn river rocks that formed an imaginary stream bed. The smooth grey blocks are now set in water, which ripples gently past the sculpture as it flows through the length of the garden. As implied in its title, the work symbolizes transition, a walkway to lead the viewer from one space to another, either in a literal or figurative sense. Footpath marks both a culmination and precedence in this artist's body of work; it is Crowder's last completed sculpture realized in marble. Its architectural design and scale signal the development of the artist's later site-specific, temporal installations.