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Madeline Wiener

5’ x 9’ x 5’
Colorado Yule Marble

Benson Park, Loveland, Colorado $32,000 ‘The Conversation’ is one in a series of work I call ‘Bench People’ which are interactive sculptures that allow patrons to get up close, sit, climb, and be playful or contemplative. ‘The Conversation’ is all about family and what it feels like to be wrapped (and rapt) in the arms of such a close relationship. The footprint of this piece – the overall shape, that is – is infinity, a continuous line. The stone has a snowflake finish rather than a high shine so as to let the light filter in instead of bouncing off, which allows viewers to see the crystalline structure beneath.