Montana Line Drawing (2014)
Material: Mild Steel
Height: 22 ft.
Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild
Lincoln, Montana, USA
The repetitive pattern of the jackleg fencing on Baldy Mountain Ranch fascinated me since my first visit to Montana. The fencing inspired the creation of a series of sculptural line drawings that have been tipped vertically to create a tree like structure that is sited on the forest landscape. The sculpture, with it's hollow branches, will provide a nesting and resting area for squirrels, chipmunks and birds.
The industrial aesthetic of the steel sculpture echo's the mining and logging heritage in combination with the fence lines of the ranches along the Blackfoot Valley. the sculpture is fabricated from mild steel and approximately 22 feet in height. The steel will naturally colour to an orange rust patina similiar to the Ponderosa pine bark.