Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
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Gothic Doorway

Wood, tin, steel
108” x 48” x 8”

Beau Lyday
Valdese, NC

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

Rosen Third Place Award

On display now

Sculpture site map (PDF 848K)

Artist's Comments

After 35 years working in the furniture industry Beau Lyday now makes unique furniture using reclaimed materials from barns he deconstructs. His work celebrates the age, texture and character of the wood and metal. “While I see myself as a furniture maker, sometimes - especially in metal, an idea transcends function and becomes sculpture”. That is exciting and truly rewarding and I find myself going in that direction as an artist.”

I feel that a piece of art does not have to be shocking to evoke that wow feeling. Instead a work can mesmerize a person, moving one to a place of safety or sanctuary and instilling a sense of peace. In these unfathomable violent times there is a special need for healing art.

Gothic doorway is a Recto type double arched doorway. It can lead to anywhere. It is fascinating to me, to use 800 year old layout construction methods to create a gothic arch.

Beau Lyday

About the Artist

Beau Lyday was born in Athens, GA, completed his B.S. degree at Berry College in Rome GA and currently lives in Valdese, NC in an 1840’s farm house. His current work is in rusted tin and wood sculpture. Beau has exhibited in various shows in the southeast including Caldwell Arts Council, Arts Fields in Lake City, SC, solo shows at the Old Rock School House gallery in Valdese, NC and Storefront Gallery in Valdese, NC. He has been the recipient of regional artist grants from the North Carolina Arts Council. In 2015 his work was selected to show at Artfields, and was purchased by Moore Botanical Gardens in Lake City, SC. In 2017 he was awarded best in show in the 32th annual Sculptor Celebration in Lenoir NC. His work is currently featured in the North Charleston National Outdoor Competition & Exhibition in SC.

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