Paul Howe - Know Your Mushrooms

Paul Howe – Know Your Mushrooms

Steel Bars

The 3 sections of this sculpture are made of intertwined, bent and welded “rebar” (steel). The artist, Paul Howe, tells us that his focus is “on process:  the making of the sculpture”.

He tells us through the title of the sculpture that he was inspired by the image of mushrooms.  Viewers might consider whether the objects that make up the sculpture are upside-down or right side-up, where they might have come from, whether they represent any other recognizable object and ultimately whether the subject of the sculpture is necessary to our enjoyment of the piece at all.

© 2012 Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Photography by Gerry Holmes.