The Nasher Museum’s front lawn will soon become a blank canvas for internationally renowned potter Mark Hewitt.
There, Mark will arrange his large clay pots in a monumental installation called “Falling into Place,” on February 11, 2010. This afternoon he was tramping around the soggy grass with several of the museum’s preparators and senior curator, thinking about various configurations for as many as a dozen of his pots.
“We’re just playing,” he said, with a smile. “I’ve got two or three ideas.”
Mark is working out the relationship between the pots and the scale of the building, he said. He used garbage cans as stand-ins for the much heavier pots, moving them around on the lawn. Learn more about the artist, who lives in Pittsboro, here. Mark’s work will replace the sculpture by Mark di Suvero, “Into the Bushes” (on loan from the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas), that has anchored the museum’s front lawn since the building opened in 2005.
IMAGE: Sarah Schroth, the Nancy Hanks Senior Curator at the Nasher Museum, confers with artist Mark Hewitt about his sculpture, which will be installed on the museum’s front lawn on Feb. 11, 2010.