George Sherwood Bio

George Sherwood

years with Cynthia-Reeves: 7
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Waves and Particles, Hudson River Park at Clark Streets, 2015
Every Water, San Diego Botanical Gardens, 2015-16
Commissioned Project for World Finance Center, New York, 2014
Commissioned Project, Brookfield, Washington DC developer, 2013
Botanica, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, 2012
Wing Orchid Trilogy, Salt Lake City public art installation, 2011

Each sculpture is a three-dimensional painting of shifting light, drawing all the colors of the environment, pulling down the sky, drawing up the earth and gathering everything in between. Quietly, gently stirring the light, each is alive: no beginning and no end. —George Sherwood

George Sherwood explores aesthetic systems of space, time, and the dynamic relationships of objects in motion. The choreography of each piece is governed by a set of basic movements, facilitated by an arrangement of aerodynamic surfaces connected by rotational points. His work is usually made of stainless steel, which has reflective qualities that integrate the sculpture into its environment. Wind speed and direction, shades of light, time of day, precipitation, and seasonal color transform the sculpture.

After earning an engineering degree, he was part of the creative team for Concept Development for LEGO Futura, the Research and Development arm of LEGO. Working with advanced technologies and as a liaison with the MIT Media Lab, he helped develop preliminary concepts leading to the creation of Mindstorms and Virtual LEGO construction software. It was during this time that he was introduced to the wind powered sculpture of George Rickey, a pioneer in kinetic sculpture. A growing passion to create his own sculpture led Sherwood to pursue this as a full time career.

CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects, in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust, showed Waves and Particles, six seminal sculptures by Sherwood along the Hudson River in New York City in 2014. Currently, Every Water, an eight foot in diameter wall-based kinetic sculpture, is on public view at the San Diego Botanic Gardens through April 2017. His work is in the permanent collections of: The Currier Museum, Manchester, NH; The Dana Farber Cancer Institute 20th and 21st century Contemporary Art Collection in Boston, MA; Weisman Art Museum Public Art on Campus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; three large-scale works of Sherwood’s Wind Orchid series at City Creek, Salt Lake City; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; The Atlanta Botanical Gardens; and the Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills Educational Trust, among others. Public projects include a recent installation at the Christian Science Plaza reflecting pool in Boston; a 35’ sculpture on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston; and a 24’ sculpture on view at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical campus in Hanover, NH.