Sculpture Love, 2016
May 3, 2016 – August 1, 2016
Sculpture Love is an orb-like metal form constructed of thin steel rods.The center of the sculpture is 4 feet from the ground and cradles dozens of stainless steel spheres that are welded to the frame. The overall sculpture is 9 feet tallSoil and moss is placed in and around pocketed sections of the sculpture’s upward extending arms. This sculpture is meant to embrace. The arms of this sculpture extend upward and taper inward embracing the metal balls womblike. The body is bulbous with fertile potential energy. The center of the sculpture holds dozens of stainless steel spheres. These reflective orbs are the soul of the sculpture.
In this piece I blend organic sculpted shapes and living material. My present public work seeks to make the work of the environment not just in the environment. My stylistic approach is Abstract Science but my goal is to challenge people to stop, look, and take notice of the things that are core element to our surrounds
Musa Hixson was born in Cleveland, Ohio but has mostly lived in Brooklyn, NY. He earned an MFA in Sculpture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York in 1998 and a BA in Comprehensive Art from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia, in 1995. Hixson was selected as artist-in-residence at Wave Hill, Winter Workspace, Bronx, New York in 2015, at The 3-D foundation, Verbier Switzerland in 2011, Obama City Art Residency, Obama Japan in 2010, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont in 2006 and Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia in 2005. In 2014 he received an artist development grant from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art(MassMoca)/Rockefeller Foundation, in 2010 he was selected for the Aichi Triennale in Achi, Japan, Hixson is also a 2007 Oxford Round Table Fellow, University of Oxford, England. Presently, Musa is very interest the future of arts relationship with and responsibility to the natural environment.