Fine Arts Museum News
Outdoor Sculpture by James Kitchen Displayed on Museum Grounds
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
September 2, 2010
Saturn, a found-object sculpture by Chesterfield artist James Kitchen, will be on view on the grounds of the Springfield Museums from September 1, 2010 through May 1, 2011.
“Saturn has everything imaginable floating in it,” said Kitchen. “When it is on view a new ring usually appears circling Saturn as a result of so many people walking around and around the sculpture.” Kitchen compares the piece to the Where’s Waldo pictures as it is a form of scavenger hunt. The artist added wheels and faucets that spin and turn to encourage visitors to interact with the art work.
Julia Courtney, Curator of the Springfield Art Museums, said, “Displaying public art on the grounds of the Springfield Museums is part of our mission to support and exhibit living artists. Saturn is an exciting piece because everyone can relate to the objects it is constructed from, and the overall form is magical.”