Ghost Herders with
North Carolina State University, Raliegh,
Carolina State University Visual Arts Programs and Freudenberg sponsored
an international competition NEWART
New Material inviting artists to create works using LUTRADUR a new
spunbond material. Ghost Herders with Flock was the first prize winner.
The work was designed to be installed on the lawn of the Veterinary
School. The nine figures
represent six sheep, two sheep herders, and one sheep dog.
The herders are nine feet tall.
All forms are made from steel frames covered with LUTRADUR.
The work illuminates at night and has a narrative story to give
direction for moving the forms during a three month period allowing the
grass to be maintained. The
story has the flock Gathering, Chasing the Stray, Bunching for Shade,
Philosophizing, and Moving to Memory in its last days of installation.