Updated: January 19, 2014 at 10:31 am
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — A Maine sculptor is opening an exhibit of contemporary art works made of steel spikes at Vermont's Shelburne Museum.
The exhibit called "John Bisbee: New Blooms" opens Saturday in the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum.
Bisbee works exclusively in 12-inch bright common spikes. He describes his work as, "the ubiquitous object blown open into an expansive new existence that its original utility never dreamt of."
The museum says a wall of the gallery is hung with the work "Pelt," made with approximately 5,000 spikes placed so as to evoke an animal's coat. "Hearsay" is a large- scale, funnel-shaped piece in which the artist's welding creates a brocade-like effect.
Bisbee is the sculptor in residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.