by June LaCombe, Belinda Rathbone and George Sherwood
The Artist Book Foundation, 2024
eISBN: 979-8-9872282-1-0 | Cloth: 979-8-9872282-0-3
Library of Congress Classification NB237.S495A4 2024
Dewey Decimal Classification 730.92

George Sherwood’s kinetic sculptures invite us to observe, experience, contemplate and engage more fully in the natural world around us. His intricate and innovatively designed works explore aesthetic systems of space, time, and the dynamic relationships of objects in motion. The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. The Artist Book Foundation is pleased to present George Sherwood: Wind, Waves, and Light, the first monograph on this award-winning artist’s lustrous, subtly transformative works.
Featuring 100 sculptures from Sherwood’s early whimsical explorations to his monumental commissions that have graced private and public gardens, city sites, and exhibition spaces around the world, readers will witness how changing winds, shades of light, times of day, precipitation, and the seasons’ changing colors alter the sculptures, animate their surroundings, and ignite the imagination. Sherwood’s sculptures are often made of stainless steel, a reflective material that serves to integrate the works into the unique and often transient light of their environments.
Based in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Sherwood has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions including the Currier Museum, Manchester, New Hampshire; Saint Gauden’s National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire; The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Massachusetts; and the Katonah Museum, in Katonah, New York. In 2007 he was awarded the Lillian Heller Award for Contemporary Art at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His works can be found in the permanent collections of The Currier Museum; The Dana Farber Cancer Institute 20th and 21st century Contemporary Art Collection in Boston, Massachusetts; the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine, the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Contemporary Sculpture Path at the Forest Hills Educational Trust in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

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