“Blood Brother” by Peter Mangan
“Blood Brother” by Peter Mangan is outside the Ninth Street entrance to the Georgetown Public Library. It was awarded Honorable Mention in this year’s Sculpture Tour. The library’s address is 402 W. Eighth Street.
Artist: Peter Mangan
Dimensions: 100″ x 27″ x 17″; 60 lbs.Materials: Steel, glass, brass, and copper
Interview with Sculptor Peter Mangan
Q: Why did you create the piece?
A: This piece was created in an ongoing exploration of the human figure. Depictions of people happen throughout the history of art. How can one do this today in an original manner? I chose the silhouette as a starting point, a framework to fill in or expand. In “Blood Brother,” abstract shapes fill the interior void. A vertical center line gives strength and stability to the figure. The glass elements suggest delicate inner workings within the sturdy steel. The figure is non-specific. It could be an ancestor, an ancient native, or a real brother.
Q: How complicated is the transportation/assembly/installation of your piece?
A: This sculpture is in two parts, the figure and the base. It can be transported in a pickup truck. It is installed by using four drop-in lead anchor bolts into concrete.
Q: Where else has this piece been since you created it?
A: This sculpture has been exhibited at The Benini Sculpture Ranch, Johnson City, Texas, Sculpture on Main in Marble Falls, Texas, and Art in the Park, Lampasas,Texas.
Q: What would you like the viewer to take way from the piece?
A: I would like a viewer to notice the sculpture and be open to interpreting it in their own way.
This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through October 2018.
For more information about the City of Georgetown Sculpture Tour, visit arts.georgetown.org/art/sculpture-tour