Nature was not only Harry Bertoia’s greatest inspiration and muse, it played an active role in the presentation of his work. He saw no contradiction between the hardness of metal, his preferred medium, and the lushness of the natural world. By displaying many of his sculptures outdoors, his abstract, metallic interpretations of nature became integrated with the landscape through their interaction with the elements. In the present sculpture, Bertoia welded together a mass of tiny individual metal pieces which culminate in a cloud form. The overall effect is incredibly light and delicate, like mist being carried on a soft breeze—a testament to Bertoia’s incredible technical ability. Bertoia retained this sculpture in his personal collection and installed it floating over a small pond on his property in the Pennsylvania countryside, underscoring his affection for this particular work.
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