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‘Equestrian’ is newest sculpture in Heart of Phinney Park

July 17th, 2013 · Comments

Seattle sculptor Matt Babcock’s latest work is displayed in the Heart of Phinney Park at North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North, in front of Francine Seders Gallery.

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“Equestrian” sculpture by Matt Babcock.

From PNA arts volunteer Jennifer Roberts:

Matt’s goal is to create “complex and changing impressions using simple materials and methods.” He claims inspiration from his love of nature and interest in how things work, and says, “Often I start by trying to distill something interesting from the structure or behavior of an animal or plant.”

When asked about his very first sculpture and the meaning behind it, Matt said, “When I was five my dad set me up with my own workbench and tools. I spent countless hours making things, things that I thought of as functional, even though the function was usually mysterious or imaginary. I’m still making things like that, only bigger. I didn’t think to call them sculptures when I was five, but I do now. For me the meaning is the function or action of the piece, whether or not I can say exactly what the piece is supposed to do.”

“Equestrian” will be at the Heart of Phinney Park at N 67th St. on the west side of the Greenwood Ave. N until the end of November. You can see more of his work on his website, www.mattbabcock.com, or get in touch with him via email at sculpture@mattbabcock.com.

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