Adirondack Museum acquires new artwork
with an old flair
Aug 26th 2011
- Artist miChelle M. Vara used the Adirondack Museum’s logo as inspiration for
“The Guide,” a one-of-a-kind sculpture designed and made specially for the
museum in Blue Mountain Lake.
The sculpture is intended to capture Adirondack history and the relationship
between the wilderness and a guide’s life.
It is 12 feet tall, 15 feet long and five feet wide. It is made with re-thought
metal, colored in translucent paint and finished with clear.
Vara has done many historical pieces using recycled metals, funded through grants and the private sector. She chooses
metal for its past history to tell a story by way of unconscious perception.
The sculpture was released to the museum July 30.