Steven Siegel,Hill and Valley, 2014. Newspaper, pine lodge poles, and nails, 12 x 50 x 6 ft.

2014 Sculpture Symposium

Lincoln, Montana

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Park

For its inaugural symposium, Black­foot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Park brought an impressive roster of sculptors from Ireland, Denmark, Finland, and the U.S. to the small community of Lincoln, Montana. Founded to celebrate the rich, and sometimes conflicting, environmental, industrial, and cultural heritage of the Blackfoot Valley, this new park invites artists to create site-specific works using materials associated with the area’s historical legacy. The teepee burner of the old Delaney sawmill, edged by a pine forest, serves as a symbolic focus for the park’s natural and cultural aspirations. Teepee burners are no longer used in the logging industry, and this majestic remnant of Blackfoot Valley heritage has been transformed into a contemporary space for art exhibitions, performances, and educational programs and workshops. …see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.