Commissioned by the Bowlus Art Center in Iola, KS "Prairie Ballet" consists of two separate stainless steel and mild steel "sister" sculptures. Each features wildflowers with cast glass centers surrounded by aged steel prairie grasses. Rising above the aged steel grasses, three twisted stainless steel swirls rise into the sky and support a stainless steel butterfly.
LED lighting from below casts changing colored lights onto the pieces at night.
Location: Bowlus Art Center in Iola, KS
Size: 6.5ftx6ft,5ft each
Materials: Stainless steel, mild steel, Corten Steel, cast glass.
*Glass by Dierk Van Keppel of Rock Cottage Glassworks
Installed November of 2022