Mary Shaffer

1994 - stone: Pennsylvania granite and metal: steel

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In 1994, Mary Shaffer was one of thirteen artists invited to participate in a three week sculpture workshop sponsored by Philip and Muriel Berman in Allentown, PA. During this time she produced 'Forth', on display in the park. A cylindrical metal core, crowned by a cruciform structure that recalls both a plug and a propeller, is surrounded by roughly hewn sections of Pennsylvania granite. Broad at the base and tapered toward the top, the stone slabs attempt to encase the machine-made steel elements, creating a dynamic tension between upwards propulsion and gravitational pull, compression and expansion, positive and negative masses.

About the Work
About the Work
stone: Pennsylvania granite and metal: steel
overall: 132 in x 72 in x 72 in
steel is fabricated; granite is machine cut, carved
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., In exchange with Philip and Muriel Berman
Forth by Mary Shaffer

© Artist or Artist's Estate, photo: David W. Steele

  • Forth by Mary Shaffer
  • Forth by Mary Shaffer