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Sebastian, Variacion Nuevo México

On view in the East Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Sebastian (born Enrique Carbajal González)
born 1947 Santa Rosalía de Camargo, Mexico; lives Mexico City, Mexico
Variacion Nuevo México
painted steel
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1987 General Obligation Bonds and 1% for Art Funds, City of Albuquerque

Inspired by the natural and built environment of New Mexico, Variacion Nuevo México is reminiscent of the traditional architecture of Taos Pueblo and the smooth, sweeping lines of adobe churches. Sebastian is best known for his monumental sculptures in steel and concrete. Applying the math and science disciplines of crystallography (the study of atomic and molecular structure) and topology (the interrelated or arrangements of parts to each other), his sculptures become geometric poetry. They can be found in over 200 urban settings around the world.