Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock

September 04, 2015 - September 04, 2016
Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

Alice Aycock designed these two works—“Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes”—as part of her series Park Avenue Paper Chase, originally installed on the Manhattan boulevard of the same name. Born in Pennsylvania, she trained as a sculptor with Robert Morris at Hunter College, New York, and has often focused on creating public art installations, from her early land art to these complex objects made of fiberglass and aluminum. For Park Avenue Paper Chase, she says she "tried to visualize the movement of wind energy as it flowed up and down the Avenue creating random whirlpools . . . touching down here and there and sometimes forming dynamic three-dimensional massing of forms.” She has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the National Gallery, as well as on view in cities across the United States.


Annelies Mondi