day 314 – four Harry Bertoia ‘bush’ centers

A series of sculpture Harry Bertoia is known for are the “bush” pieces.  These images are different centers he created in this category.  Look at the detail, the intricacies, the fascination with nature that appear in them.  Bertoia’s work is all welded metal with the exception of the “spill cast” group he made by spilling molten metal into beds of sand where he often imbedded stones or moved the metal with tools as it cooled. 

He was always interested in what metal would/could do.  He followed the flow of it rather than forcing it into some unnatural design.  It was one of the gifts Bertoia brought in his work.  An extra ordinary, simple (not complicated), complex, extraordinary man.

The thought of him makes my heart sing . . . .

You?

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