Bill Vazan

Water Planet

2001
Vazan is a leading figure in Canadian Land Art, a movement that evolved in the 1960s and promotes the use of natural materials. These sculptures belong to a series of standing stones (menhirs) started in the 1970s. The patterning on the rocks reflects their origins in the Canadian Shield: the engraving on Black Nest evokes a pit teeming with snakes; the spirals in Water Planet conjure whirlpools. Vazan draws from both contemporary and ancient symbolic motifs to lend an air of mystery to both works.
Artiste
Titre
Water Planet
Date
2001
Technique
Sculpture
Matériaux
sandblasted granite
Dimensions
304.8 x 137.2 x 182.9 cm
Nationalité
Canadian
Mention de source
Gift of the artist, Montreal, 2017
Numéro d'acquisition
48400