New Statue Added to Sculpture Walk on Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Campus

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The new sculpture is open for the public to see all year round.

The Hicks Art Center Gallery has announced the recent addition of Wendy Liss’ Evolve to the Sculpture Walk on the Newtown campus of Bucks County Community College.

Evolve by Wendy Liss is the latest addition to the Sculpture Walk on the Newtown campus of Bucks County Community College.

In the fall of 2022, Clifford Eberly, Exhibitions Associate at the Hicks Art Center Gallery began a conversation with Liss and invited her to create an original piece for the site after researching sculptors in the region and seeing a video of her discussing her site-specific installation at Sculpture in the Glen III, located in Gladwyne outside Philadelphia in the fall 2021.

“What struck me about Wendy’s approach to placing her sculpture, Presence, was how she responded to the environment by finding a tree trunk in situ for the base and adding moss to make it appear as though the clay body was born out of the ground,” Eberly said.

In her studio, Liss and Eberly discussed the location and scale of the campus site, and Liss set about making drawings and creating maquettes for the piece after several site visits. She collaborated with Tom Ransom, a metal fabricator, who created the steel support portal that is bolted to the salvaged base of the sculpture.

Inspired by nature and the human figure, Liss works out of her studio in the suburbs of Philadelphia where her creative process is driven by the energy and environment that surrounds her.

Learn more at Bucks County Community College.


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