Alien

By Loren Madsen
California fir, 2019
 

Loren Madsen's Nobori sculpture: two tall carved (accentuated) trees

Standing 20 feet high, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep, Alien is comprised of a fir tree that grew two trunks, flipped by Madsen so the tips are at the bottom and the roots at the top. It was designed for the KSAT as a gift from the artist. It received Best of Show in 2018-19 from the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail, Cloverdale, Calif.

Madsen started his artistic career in the early 1970s. He explains his artistic process as “vast installations which slowly turned into reasonably discreet sculptures. Simultaneously my urge to [depict] history and some kind [of] accurate representation of the world and how I fit into it (my original college major was political science) began to assert itself.”

Standing 20 feet high, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep, the artwork Alien by Loren Madsen is comprised of a fir tree that grew two trunks, flipped so the tips are at the bottom and the roots at the top. It's on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania. The sculpture Alien by Loren Madsen, with two trunks of a tree flipped so the root are on top, on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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