rockshadow, 2002 - Granite boulder and cast bronze sculpture, each object approximately 12 feet tall and 7 feet in diameter
Peter Shelton’s artwork is composed of two related objects: an enormous granite boulder and a “shadow” of that boulder cast in bronze. These two objects are placed in relation to one another as though the boulder has recently shed its skin. Shelton thinks of the artwork as a physical exploration of the difference between the inside and outside of an object, and by extension, interiors and exteriors, private life and public life, the positive and the negative. This installation in the West Plaza presents not only a relationship between two objects, but also a thoughtful way to articulate architectural space and a playful exploration of scale.