20th-21st Century American Sculpture, Animal

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The City of Mission Viejo, CA granted a public art commission to artists Joy Aldrich and Aileen May to spearhead creation of nine mosaic-covered sculptures in the form of life-sized bears, each with a separate cultural or ethnic theme. The sculptures, completed in 2015, toured to venues throughout Orange County, CA. Also see a YouTube video by Fifi Leigh titled "Bear Art Sculptures at UC Irvine." Accessed January, 2016.

Deborah Butterfield introduces her work to a group of docents at its installation at the Nevada Museum of Art on June 15, 2007. [4:58] and in another video taken during the docent walkthrough on June 15, 2007, sculptor Deborah Butterfield reflects upon some of the philosophical and artistic elements contributing to her decisions to create sculptures of horses lying prone on the floor or ground. [5:51] Accessed May, 2015.

Remembering Bud Bottoms: A Legacy of Art and Activism is a 2019 exhibit at the Wildling Museum which says: "The exhibit features sea life sculpture works by the Santa Barbara artist locally-renowned for his iconic Dolphin Family sculpture installed at the base of Stearns Wharf in downtown Santa Barbara."  Also see website for artist. Accessed 8/20

Sculptures by Gwynn Murrill is a 2019 exhibit at the Laguna Art Museum which says: "Los Angeles-based artist Gwynn Murrill (born 1942) is best known for her sculptures of animals. At once contemporary and timeless, her works show a fine balance between formal simplification and observation from nature." Also see artist's website  Accessed 11/19

The World According to Federico Uribe is a 2018 exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum which says: "Colombia-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe creates creatures and playful installations from everyday objects. Finding beauty in books, colored pencils, wood fragments, and shoes and transforming them into animals and natural environments, Uribe creates an immersive and whimsical landscape."  Accessed 8/18


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