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Weather Vane, Metalwork, 2007; Marian Ives (b. 1948); Hawley, Massachusetts; Copper; 53 x 39 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Weather Vane, Metalwork, 2007
Marian Ives (b. 1948)
Hawley, Massachusetts
53 x 39 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
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Marian Ives
Hawley, MA
Before modern weather forecasting, weather vanes proved invaluable tools. During the 1800s, many manufacturers mass-produced vanes using cast-iron molds. Today, a handful of artisans - including Marian Ives - create one-of-a-kind, hand-wrought weather vanes. A large horse vane on her grandmother's barn inspired Marian's interest in the form. To make this cow, she hand-hammered the metal from the reverse -- a traditional technique -- taking special care to show the animal's musculature.
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