Each year, for the past 20 years, SculptureNow has presented works by 16-32 national and international sculptors in the Berkshires. Exhibition sites included the Botanical Garden, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the towns of Stockbridge, Lee, Great Barrington, Housatonic, Becket, Hinsdale and most currently, The Mount, Lenox, MA, Edith Wharton’s home. SculptureNow at The Mount - Edith Wharton’s Home, made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s sculpture exhibition until 2021, due to the ongoing concerns and restrictions regarding COVID-19.
The show will open in the summer of 2021, and they plan to retain this year’s roster of selected artists. To view videos of the 2021 artist studios, click the photo below:
Overhand Knot III, 2019’ by Gilbert Boro was selected for Sculpture Now at The Mount, home of Edith Wharton in the Berkshires. “The Overhand Knot III is made of welded steel tubing with a rainbow patina. It is part of my newest collection titled, Knot Series.”
In this series, Boro used sailing knots as his inspiration to explore the harmony between strength and grace. Learning to sail as a teenager taught him the importance of working in unison. Sailors need to tie the right knot in the right place to navigate stormy seas. Their symmetry and beauty belies their strength. That duality creates a powerful uniformity of purpose. Boro believes the intricate interwoven strands of these knot sculptures can help us understand our commonality and the advantages of togetherness. Unlike the tautness of sailors’ knots, the voids floating between the strands recognize that we still need space to expand and thrive.