Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.
Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.
Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.
Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.
Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.  Photo taken during installation.
Wayne Trapp, Skywalk, 2006.  Photo taken during installation.

Skywalk

Powder coated steel

16' x 11' x 9'

Wayne Trapp
Vilas, NC
www.waynetrapp.com

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Artist's Comments

In most cases I get an idea for a sculpture and most often make a scale model, then begin the fabrication process. In the case of SKY WALK (the title is arbitrary) it is the product of a list of corporate commissions. Each specific form evolving into the next one by taking one part of one sculpture as a beginning and adding new elements, thus, inventing a totally new form.

Completing a new large-scale sculpture is one of the most rewarding things in my life...
Wayne Trapp

About the Artist

Wayne Trapp, the sculptor, has worked in stone and steel for years, creating lavish--even colossal--outdoor pieces for corporate clients and smaller more particular pieces for his private clientele. His hands, his shoulders, are sore and sensitive with the scars of sculpting, but he can no more give it up than he can give up breathing. He avows that now he sculpts only by commission, but if a fine piece of stone presents itself or a flash of metal catches his eye or a woman turns her head just so, or if the moon is right, well... the dance begins. With unbridled energy and an insatiable passion for everything that crosses his path, Wayne forever seeks interchange, new ground, and a good time.

Wayne lives and operates his studio out of Vilas, N.C., and has works in extensive corporate, institutional and private collections across the U.S. and internationally.

For more information, visit www.waynetrapp.com.

Juror's Comments

Wayne Trapp's bright red, near-monumental sculpture aptly entitled Skywalk soars in clean, elegant lines and serves as a strong introduction to the exhibition. The steel minimal structure breaks through space to bisect the horizon and encourages the eye upward wherein the sky becomes a natural set to articulate movement, balance, and potential. The simple juxtaposition and as a projection of pure geometry and color, Trapp's exploration into space and gesture remains abstract but relates to that which is tangible, an impulse for objects, that can be incorporated into our daily lives.
Shannon Fitzgerald
Independent Curator and Author