2001 - metal: bronze
'Urchin' illustrates the serendipitous nature of Kalish’s artwork, evolving from a series of smaller sculptures based upon the idea of spiral as the form of growth. The study for 'Urchin' was approximately six inches tall. Instead of following the traditional method of enlarging sculpture in which external measurements dictate the final form, Kalish decided to create a much more expansive piece by working from the center of the sculpture outward. As a result, 'Urchin' is open yet interconnected-encouraging viewers to see through the work as well as enjoy the overlapping structure and interplay of colors.