Fleming Museum
1989, scrap metal

This piece was inspired by choreographer Martha Graham's dance of the same title. Its somber tone eerily foreshadows the artist’s death soon after the piece was completed. The collection was donated to UVM by the Brown Family Foundation, and installed in a bosque of honey locusts outside the Fleming Museum until 2004, when they were moved to an indoor location due to deterioration. Over many years, artists and UVM have collaborated to raise awareness and funds to restore each figure and return them to the bosque one by one. The works were restored by Jeffrey Sass, an artist who worked for Brown and actually fabricated the original sculptures from crushed oil tanks, corrugated roofing, Volkswagen fenders and other car parts.

Judith Brown