Five Towering Figures Sculpted in Wood by Artist Daniel Popper Loom Over The Morton Arboretum
# Wood carving
It is spread across 1,700 acres in Morton Arboretum Outside of Chicago there are five gigantic figures of a Cape Town-based artist Daniel Popper (Previously). Constructed primarily of wood with elements of reinforced concrete glass, fiberglass and steel, the loom sculptures stand out against the green landscape and honor nature’s endurance and diversity, particularly the 220,000 individual specimens that grow on the ground. Human + Nature It is the largest Popper Show so far.
The female characters, four of which appear here, differ in status, material, and aesthetics in general. the artist unveiled late last year in Fort Lauderdale. On the other hand, the ‘feel’ surrounds the central bust with a surreal set of facial features depicted on angled wooden blocks. Each is built to a colossal scale, reaching 26 feet and weighing several metric tons.
Human + Nature It opens on May 28 in the nursery and will be on display for at least a year. Discover more of Popper’s colossal artwork as well as glimpses of his process Instagram.
# Wood carving
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