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New Sculpture Garden Art
Posted on 09/24/2021
sculpture artThe Statesville Sculpture Garden has two new pieces to show off at Friday night’s Fall Art Crawl. The sculpture entitled “Harmonious Balance” (left) was purchased by the City of Statesville earlier this year to add to the City’s permanent collection. “Mother & Child” (right) will be in the sculpture garden for the next year as part of the City’s rotational art.

Jordan Parah, a North Carolina artist, created “Harmonious Balance” out of “various steel shapes that were rolled and welded together in a harmonious manner,” she explained. “I want to create a nexus between the sculpture and the fundamental principle that all people are different, yet all are equal. By connecting these contrasting shapes and forms, I am conveying the idea of bringing various perspectives together.” Parah’s work can be found in public and private collections throughout the Southeast.

Stephen Kishel, a widely known metal sculpture artist, works out of his studio in Bluffton, S.C. His works have been installed in city parks, commissioned by restaurants, and collected in private homes. Kishel believes people are drawn to his work because of the abstract nature of it. “It speaks to them – perhaps because their lives, like my works, are transforming and interesting from many perspectives.” The piece “Mother & Child” further depicts the artist’s feelings of abstract transformation.

The Statesville Sculpture Garden is located at the corner of Water and Center Streets.  It is overseen by a sub-committee of the Community Appearance Commission which is responsible for soliciting art for the garden and assisting in the marketing of the pieces available for sale. If you are interested in further details, please contact Lynn Miller with the Statesville Recreation & Parks Department at (704) 878-3429.