Photo courtesy Prescott Gallery
Wild Animal Wind sculpture in the Garden of the Gods, New Mexico.
Life and art join to reveal a dynamic partnership in the work of Fredrick Prescott. The joy and animation seen in Prescott’s sculpture simultaneously evoke the natural world and its imaginary counterpart. As graphically bold and colorful as his pieces are, they always look perfectly at ease in a natural setting, though there is no denying their contemporary style.
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Using the visual and emotional impact of brilliant color on moving steel, the artist produces sculpture reflecting his singularly fantastic perception of the world around him. His work is seen as a blend of folk art, pop art, and technically advanced construction, depicting businessmen on Wall Street, surfers catching a wave, the space shuttle orbiting Earth, pink Cadillacs and red Corvettes, and the natural world of animals and trees.
Ingeniously designed with sculptural methods that have been perfected over time, each sculpture is an original, and no two are alike, with variations in size, contour, color, and patina. Perhaps the most remarkable aspects of these wonderful sculptures are their kinetic engineering: The moving parts of each sculpture are precisely balanced on stainless steel bearings, enabling them to rock back and forth naturally in the wind or at the slightest touch of a finger. The resulting motion lends a lifelike quality to these ultra-contemporary sculptures and is the trademark of Prescott.
Those who find joy in his work come from all walks of life. A vast audience, including sophisticated art collectors, museums, and corporations, make Prescott sculpture a part of their lives.
Prescott Gallery & Sculpture Garden
1127 Siler Park Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87507