Unidentified wood and iron sculpture
January 10, 2012 2:04 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine was given an unidentified sculpture and he has tasked me with finding the name of the original artist. The sculpture itself is large and extremely intricate which leads us to believe that it was made by a well-known artist. The only problem is that there are no markings anywhere. Here is a pulled-back view of the whole piece.
Can you please help us identify it?
posted by infinitefloatingbrains to media & arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A few detail shots: one
It is composed of layers and layers of wood with a few rusted iron circles. It seems to resemble a train or a bull, which makes sense because it used to hang above the reception desk at the CSX headquarters in Richmond, VA. That address is 2134 W. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23227. When the company changed offices last year, it was given to my friend. CSX is known for commissioning original art but we can't find any record of this particular piece, and Google didn't turn anything up, either.
There is another shot of the piece in this magazine article
about their home.
If anyone has an ideas about resources where we could inquire further, that would also be a huge help.