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Sunrise/Sunset (Sawblade)

Artist: Matthew Duffy of Washington, D.C.

Artist statement: In my sculpture practice I often combine site-specific visual cues with universally understood objects or symbols and their related ideas, concepts, and meanings. The recognizable form of a sun is abstracted to resemble a sawblade, reminding us of the incredible industrial capacity of solar energy. Note how the positioning of this sculpture points out the changing nature of the sun in the sky, moving from the peachy yellow of the sun as it rises in the east to the deep red of the sun as it sets in the west.

Medium type: Enamel; Steel

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