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Greg E. Reiche, Sky Hook

On view in the East Atrium

sculpture garden 2020

Greg E. Reiche
born 1957 Socorro, New Mexico; lives Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sky Hook
sandstone, plate glass
Albuquerque Museum, gift of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, from the estate of Lawrence Calcagno

Sky Hook unites enduring natural materials to form a rustic balance of beauty. The simple vertical line of hard static stone and the layers of reflective plate glass generate a delicate balance between the solid strength of the rock and fragility of the glass tiles. The sculpture appears to come alive as the semi-translucent layers of glass respond to subtle changes in the environment. Movements of the sun, shadows, clouds and ambient lighting can instantly change the appearance of the sculpture.

Greg Reiche is inspired by the southwestern landscape and the geology of his native New Mexico. He incorporates his inspiration from nature, science, history, and the constructed world into his sculptures.