Artist: Reven Swanson
Materials: Mild Steel, painted enamel, and fused glass
Dimensions:15′ x 3′ 6″ x 3′
Series: Dancing Moon
About Uncomplicated Moon
The “Dancing Moon” series is an extension of the artist’s figurative sculpture series. The form is reduced to the most simple and geometric shape, yet continues to represent a female presence. The steel construction was tensioned so that a windy breeze or push from the finger tips makes it “spring” to life. The center pieces spin to engage the viewer to play with the work. The form is to reflect life as a celebration in a whimsical dance with the viewer and nature.
Ms. Swanson’s artwork is about change, movement, balance and growth. Through the artworks, Ms. Swanson seeks to identify her past and add the influences of the present. She hopes to speak for the universal woman and attempt to describe the relationship between the natural, instinctual self alongside the contemporary, modern-day self. The works are often suspended or mounted above ground to imply flight, movement and transitional experiences of growth. The figures are seeking new horizons while carrying reminders of the past within their bellies.