Artist: Ivan McLean, American, born 1961
Title: Basket of Air
Date: 2016
Medium: Stainless and galvanized steel
Discipline: sculpture
Dimensions: height: 12’
diameter: 84”
Funding Source: Gift of Hoyt Arboretum Friends Foundation and its donors
Location: Hoyt Arboretum, Parks and Recreation, Bamboo Forest
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Artist Ivan McLean spent a few of years in the southern Philippines as a member of the Peace Corp and used this experience to inform his sculpture, which sits in the middle of the Hoyt Arboretum’s Bamboo Forest. The sculpture’s posts mimic the basic segmented structure of bamboo while the central sphere, a form often explored by McLean, reflects the idea of bamboo baskets he encountered during his travels.  [more]

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