Four Sculptures Represent the Seasons @ New York Botanical GardensJuxtapoz // Monday, 11 Mar 2013
Four different sculptures representing the four seasons are currently on display at The New York Botanical Gardens between May 18th and October 27th, 2013. The 15-foot-tall sculptures by artist Philip Haas have all been built with material that is native to each season, with the Winter sculpture constructed with gnarled limbs and ivy and the Summer piece from flowers.
Haas states, “Whether I’m working in painting, sculpture, or film, what fascinates me is the idea of transformation. Through the Four Seasons, I am re-contextualizing the world of classical Renaissance portraiture using the transformative elements of scale, material, and dimensionality, thereby altering the viewer’s perspective.”