Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
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“It’s all about Electricity”

16’ x 9’ x 8’

Richard Herzog
Athens, GA

32nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2018-2019)

Rosen First Place Award

On display now

Sculpture site map (PDF 848K)

Artist's Comments

As an artist I do not have the answers - I feel my role is more that of an activist. I do not create work with a political agenda nor have a politically motivated view. My role is to bring awareness to the society in which we live, and to the subjects, objects and ideas that permeate our culture in a subordinate or subversive manner.

My work explores botanical forms, the lack of interaction between man and nature, the artificialization of nature and the patterning that occurs in nature. These sculptures talk about organization and the chaotic nature within natural and man-made forms. I look at how items are composed, their many parts and then abstract their elements-keeping true to their inherit qualities. Some sculptures are more organic in form as if growing or flowing from group to group, mimicking ivy or spring flowers sprouting here and there. All are a combination of a systematic organization of natural forms possessing a chaotic multi-layered visual effect creating a metaphor of our world, dominated by its rapid pace and over-stimulation.

Richard Herzog

About the Artist

Rick Herzog has created outdoor sculptures and installations professionally for more than 20 years. His works have been included in more than 100 group, solo and outdoor exhibitions throughout the US including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami as well as internationally.

He received his MFA in sculpture from the University of Georgia in Athens Georgia and his BFA at Bowling Green State University. For the past few years his focus has been on public art and outdoor sculpture creating works that bring awareness to our surrounding environment using manufactured materials that bridge the gap of man-made and natural. His works have been cited in Sculpture Magazine as being “electrified ..,by day” and The Chicago Sun Times as “representing the grit and grace of the contemporary south.” Herzog creates works that bridge the absurd and beautiful while highlighting man’s disconnection form the environment in which we live.

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