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Michael Orgel, Nurturance

On view in the East Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Michael Orgel
1940 Canton, Ohio – 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nurturance
1999
bronze, sandstone
Albuquerque Museum, gift of Arthur M. Rosenberg and family, in memory of Deborah S. Rosenberg
PC1999.13.1

Nurturance is a smooth, abstract sculpture made up of rounded organic forms. The work conveys a sense of circular motion while simultaneously drawing the viewer’s eye into the void at the center. According to Michael Orgel, Nurturance represents two connected figures, one grounded and one floating in a spiritual realm. Together they symbolize the cycle of life and death.