Proverb (2018-07-15) by Erik Petersen, PhotographerTippet Rise Art Center
Mark di Suvero created Proverb in 2002 using steel and stainless steel. The resulting work measures 60 feet tall.
Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation to emerge from the abstract expressionist era, Mark di Suvero revolutionized the world of sculpture and profoundly influenced fields such as modernist architecture, design, and land art. Di Suvero prides himself in his hands-on approach to the fabrication and installation of his work. Learn more at www.spacetimecc.com.
Proverb weighs over 41,000 pounds. The sculpture was originally installed at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. It was moved to Tippet Rise in 2015.
di Suvero pioneered the use of a crane as a sculptor's working tool.
At Tippet Rise, Proverb was reassembled during a windstorm, its compass legs dangling from the enormous crane.
Proverb (2017-08-22) by Erik Petersen, PhotographerTippet Rise Art Center
The stainless steel hanging element moves like a pendulum or metronome in the breeze.
Proverb in the Snow (2017-09-18) by Erik Petersen, PhotographerTippet Rise Art Center
Proverb is painted a bright orange-red, a common color in di Suvero’s works.
Proverb at Night (2017-09-26) by Erik Petersen, PhotographerTippet Rise Art Center
The sculpture is six stories tall.
Proverb (2017-10-17) by Erik Petersen, PhotographerTippet Rise Art Center
di Suvero is known for creating large-scale sculpture meant to be experienced outside. Viewed from above, Proverb's height of 60 feet is dwarfed by the sloping hillsides of Box Canyon, where it resides at Tippet Rise.
Proverb (2017-07-01) by Erik Petersen, PhotographerTippet Rise Art Center
Photography by: Erik Petersen, Peter Halstead
Writing by: Alexis Adams
Exhibit by: Emily Rund, Sarah Lanier
Sculpture by: Mark di Suvero
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