|November 21, 2005|
Jack Howard-Potter's ('97) art 'steels' Florida skies
'The Muse' in transport
She stands tall – 25-feet tall, to be exact, with a wingspan of 24 feet and a 13-foot wide stance. She's tough, too: made of 1,700 pounds of reinforced steel and 18 tons of concrete.
In addition, The Muse will be part of the Trust's inaugural Palm Beach International Sculpture Biennale, Feb. 16 through April 16.
The new outdoor sculpture competition is designed to be a showcase for emerging sculptors as well as distinguished artists.
A native of New York City, Howard-Potter graduated from Union with a degree in studio art and art history.
"SKY BREAKING" - The Muse is set against a backdrop of Florida palms.
His critically acclaimed senior show included 15 life-size figurative steel sculptures, which set a course for his future work. Following graduation, he worked and studied in Colorado and New York City.
A resident of New Scotland, N.Y., in Albany County, he has exhibited at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vt.; the Big Rock Garden Park in Bellingham, Washington; and with the City of Coral Springs in Coral Springs, Fla.
He is a seventh-generation Union legacy whose ancestors include Alonzo Potter, Eliphalet Nott's son-in-law; Edward Tuckerman Potter, designer of the Nott Memorial; and Eliphalet Nott Potter, Union's seventh president.