PLATFORM 19: Letha Wilson, Hawaii California Steel (Figure Ground)
Hawaii California Steel (Figure Ground) brings large-scale photography to the Sculpture Park. A site-specific commission, this 10-foot-tall sculpture made of intersecting steel plates features larger than life-size photographs of the desert and jungle. Taken during Letha Wilson?s recent travels to Joshua Tree National Park and Kauai Island of Hawaii, these fragmented views of contrasting terrains create compelling shifts of scale and perspective within deCordova?s cultivated New England landscape. Hawaii California Steel stretches the boundaries of outdoor sculpture by using new digital imaging technologies that print directly onto metal, thus bridging new forms of photo-mechanical representation with the legacy of large-scale outdoor steel sculpture.