Artist:Don Rambadt
Year:2012
Medium:Cortone and mirror-polished stainless steel
Location:North Highway 89 Pathway Underpass Retaining Walls National Museum of Wildlife Art
Funding By:Teton County Pathways

Sky Play

A string of young ravens, at play. The object of the flock’s attention is a stick-toting leader, a reference to ravens’ intelligent use of tools, and its unique position as the only bird that fashions and keeps their favorite “toys.” Five stylized birds made from carbon steel plate – curved and bent to evoke the ravens’ varied wing positions – were then mounted on Corten steel panels. The five main birds have a 5-6-foot wingspan and measure 3 feet from head to tail, while the remaining ravens decrease in size, giving the wall installation a sense of depth and perspective. The Corten is oxidizing naturally, becoming integrated with the surrounding subtle earthly palette, and creating a dramatic contrasting patina to the deep black of the ravens.


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