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New sculptures at Audubon Center Boat House in Brooklyn's historic Prospect Park: May to November 19, 2011


Today November 1, 2011

“Nature in Nature” is scheduled to end in November 19. Please consider participating in a project which has enriched the experience of countless visitors in Prospect Park.  Even a small donation will help with the costs of returning the grounds around the Audubon Center at the Boat House back to their original condition (removing buried concrete footings and underwater footing) and help pay for all the labor and return shipping of the art work.  ALL costs of this exhibition have to be met independently by the sculptor, Robert Lobe.  There is no other source of funding for this public exhibition.



Last Spring, 2011

A new exhibition of Robert Lobe sculpture will be presented in conjunction with the NYC Parks Dept and the Prospect Park Alliance around the Audubon Center Boat House in Brooklyn's historic Prospect Park from May through October, 2011.

"Invisible Earth", "Natures Clock" and "Antique Jenny", will be seen for the first time, each in a unique setting offering park goers an exciting new experience that brings into focus some of the unpredictable, fascinating elements of being in the deep forest where the sculptures originate and were made in the traditional repousse method modernized with new techniques. Encouraged by the site-specific locations in the park, each sculpture will have a different take on the natural world, from mythological, to geological to historical.

As funding is not provided for this exhibition, ALL costs of the exhibition must be met independently by Robert Lobe to insure a successful exhibition.  Funding is needed now for final heat-treating aluminum alloy, labor, transportation, rentals, liability insurance and many other installation costs. At the end of the exhibition the entire process will be reversed and the grounds must be returned to their original condition. A brochure of the show, documenting initial stages in the forest and placement around the lake and a public event to be announced are also in the budget.

This first-of-its-kind exhibition initiates what we hope will grow into an ongoing public art installation venue.

As an outgrowth of “Nature in Nature” there are many potential educational opportunities for working with children that we wish to pursue.

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