Dianne Baker , Swept Away II, 2007; mixed media including wood and metal, 13 x 61 x 3 inches; Burchfield Penney Art Center, Purchase, 2009
Swept Away ll is a rustic feeling sculpture comprised of broom handles. Nestled together in a tight banded horizontal orientation, the piece somehow evokes a warm kind of nostalgia. The patina of these broom handles can bring up memories of seeing tools in old garages; evidence of labor from long ago – evidence of all the hands that held these handles over time.
Tom Holt, Head Preparator