Bates Wilson – Monumental Sculpture “Arion”

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Contemporary, News

Arion
104”L x 56.5”H x 23.5”W
Reclaimed aluminum sculpture

Arion, the mythical horse born of the union of Poseidon and Demeter, is the latest sculpture to arrive from Bates Wilson’s Denver studio. Standing an impressive 104″L x 56.5″ H x 23.5″ W, Arion—interpreted whimsically in the style of a rocking horse—is made from reclaimed aluminum and is fully suited to being placed outdoors. According to legend, Arion was born with the gift of speech, and possessed a singing voice so beautiful that wild animals would come out of the forest and gather at his feet just to hear him sing his poetry. We don’t know if this sculpture will attract woodland creatures, but it will certainly attract attention from modern art aficionados.