Long Shot


Nathan Pierce - Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Artist Statement

As I think about the idea of communication I realize that I can internalize this issue, or make it as broad as the world around me. How can we better communicate ourselves to the world? That is the question.These forms seem to remind us of some type of foreign communication device. Appendages reaching outward to send or receive signals from others, it is difficult to discern whether it is from the future or the past, and how well it served its purpose.

 Artist Bio

His sculptures reflect not only his personal interest in architectural forms, but also a belief that communication plays a fundamental role in our perceptions of the world we live in. His work has always dealt with the conflicts of confinement and freedom and exploring catalyst between the two: building or destroying communication. “The material I use and the process of my work is directly influenced by experience. I come from a Midwest blue collar family that has been in the construction business four generations, and the idea to create sculpture from those same materials seemed natural and permanent. My decision to utilize the benefits of structural steel in my work also comes from being inspired by the fabrication process. I enjoy the dedication and commitment that is required with this material, it helps build character”. His work has been displayed extensively in juried exhibitions and outdoor sculpture programs across the Midwest, including, The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit.

1/8" steel • Natural weathered Patina
W x H x D
5' x 10' x 5'
250 lbs