Bog Walker by Aaron Spangler
Bog Walker by Aaron Spangler

Aaron Spangler ’93 recently spoke with Artful Magazine about his commissioned piece for the Walker Art Center's newly renovated sculpture garden.

Bog Walker, which lives in a nook near the museum's entry, has an organic shape that plays off the angles of the museum's building. The piece is "about ruralness and wilderness being pitted against modern urbanism." In his work, Spangler takes inspiration from old tools that he finds in junk shops. He makes stencils out of the objects and uses them to make designs in his sculptures.

Spangler and professor emeritus Kinji Akagawa, who also has a piece in the sculpture garden, will hold an artist talk about their work on August 10.

Artist Talk: Aaron Spangler and Kinji Akagawa
August 10, 6:30 p.m.
Walker Art Center

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