11 | Helicopter Seeds

Sculpture  |  Brian Ferriby  |  Cedar, MI

About This Installation

Helicopter Seeds is inspired by the actual form and motion of the seed pods from Maple trees when they are carried away on their journey of regeneration by the wind on a summer day.

I wholly subscribe to the idea of making your work out of what you know. That is the only way I can find to be authentic. That is why my work springs from my surroundings. Even when making abstract works, I have drawn my inspiration from a close examination of what is close at hand. Universal questions can be approached if rooted in the specific. You have to have something to abstract from, and that specific something is close at hand. I am interested in place. I am interested in what happened or is going to happen in that place, whether it is yesterday or in the distant past. I am interested in what has been forgotten. I am interested in the sublime. I am interested in what is just outside the frame. I am interested in what is just under the surface of our present reality.

Artist Bio

Brian Ferriby is a professional studio artist, sculptor, and arts educator. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is currently working on commissioned public art pieces around the Midwest, and maintaining a studio practice based in Leelanau County in Northern Michigan, primarily in Sculpture and Printmaking.

Find On The Trail - Site 11

Riverfront Pathway - East

This site has a cement pad which is tucked into this lovely park just off of the River Trail across from the river bank that is adjacent to the Adado Riverfront Park which is a popular festival park making this a highly visible site.

This location is made possible in part by generous contributions from:
Dan & Bonnie Warmels

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