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ART NEWS: Vicky Randall Catches the Wind

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 IMG_8274-MODVicky Randall is celebrated for her monumental, stainless steel sculpture. Her work evokes movement: the suggestion of trajectories and vectors of motion. On Jan. 6, one of her pieces took flight in downtown Sarasota. Early that morning, Randall and a small team installed the work in the archway outside Louie's Modern on Palm Avenue.

Stephen Seidensticker, the restaurant's proprietor, selected the work to fulfill his mandate to provide public art. "It's a transcendent work," he says. "It made my heart soar the moment I saw it. I knew it'd be perfect for the entrance to our restaurant."

Randall calls her sculpture, "Clockwork: Six Weeks in July." Actually, all of her sculpture has "Clockwork" in the title. The reason? "It's because of my obsession with time," she says. "I create my sculpture as a way of understanding the nature of time, and documenting my experience and impressions of it."

The significance of this piece?

According to the artist, "It talks about things that we can't see like the wind," Randall says. "We can't see the wind, but we can see the motion it makes on objects. My piece implies motion. It's my way of making the invisible visible."

IMG_8276_MODVicky Randall is a Sarasota based-sculptor and an instructor at Ringling College of Art and Design. She is represented by Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art.

 

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