Site #9 – “It’s all about electricity”

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Steel, 180 in. h. X 120 in. dia. Artist: Richard Herzog, American


Herzog explores botanical forms, the lack of interaction between man and nature and the ‘artificialization’ of nature. His sculptures address organization and the chaotic
nature inherent in natural and man-made forms. His work raises an awareness of objects and ideas that permeate culture. As a child Herzog devoured biographies of
inventors, explorers and scientists. Herzog states, “My fascination was less about their accomplishments and more an appreciation for their determination – their willingness to take chances – to risk their lives. This provided a glimpse into the possibilities in the world – that anything could be accomplished if you had the determination, drive and
belief in yourself.” Richard Herzog is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at New College of Florida in Sarasota.