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Larry Paul King – Strike II

Steel, Steel Mesh, Tar and Paint

The Chicago-born artist created a skeleton or substructure of steel bars, which he then covered with steel mesh and tar. Originally, in a sculpture called “Strike” (exhibited at the park from 1997-2000), he covered the armature with grass reeds. In this version, the reeds have been removed and paint with graphite has been applied in certain areas. King conceived the work as relating to the verb “to strike,” meaning “to strike something with a point, as in lightning.”