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George Sherwood Press

  • Sherwood Boston Globe

    DESIGN NEW ENGLAND

    Dancing with Nature
    by Lori Ferguson, July/August, 2015

    “The activities of my youth contributed greatly to my development of spatial
    awareness and appreciation of the laws of physics”…

    Growing up on the Connecticut shores of Long Island Sound, artist George Sherwood spent countless hours on a sailboat with his father, plying the waters and learning the interplay of natural elements. “My dad was a keen observer,” Sherwood says. “He was always pointing out little things that indicated an impending change in the wind or the weather, and I found it fascinating. He used the wind and water to sail, and today I use these same elements to create sailboats on land with my sculpture. I use the wind to make waves, the waves to move the light, and the light to move the viewer.”

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  • Sherwood Boston Globe

    BOSTON GLOBE

    A Convergence of Boston Sculpture
    by Sebastian Smee, June 27, 2013

    Sculptors tend to dream big. They have to. They are not obliged, like painters, to confine their works to interior walls. They are expected, instead, to compete with nature, with architecture, with urban landscape.

    Movement is key, too, to the success of George Sherwood’s “Wave Cloud,” a circle of hundreds of moving metal pieces suspended, like a halo, above a simple base and stand. The shiny metal pieces shimmer in the breeze, and connect in your imagination with the firmament above. It’s a very simple piece, but it’s wonderfully effective, and it gets you thinking and dreaming like a sculptor. That is to say, big.

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  • Sherwood Art Scope

    ART SCOPE MAGAZINE

    In Delicate Balance
    by Linda Chestney, July/August 2010

    Perception is a favorite aphorism of Mine. And it’s true. Except when it’s not.

    Long gone is the limited notion that sculpture must be a piece of carved marble a la Bartolini, or the cast bronze of Rodin. Artists of the new Millennium often embrace changes in modern life, experimenting with construction methods and material, such as stainless steel, and introducing moving parts to engage space and time. These kinetic sculptors manipulate principles of balance that determine the movement and visual effects of their work.

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  • Sherwood Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK MAGAZINE

    A Sculptor for All Seasons
    by Meg Brazill, Fall 2008

    With the unpredictability of nature controlling them, Sherwood’s sculptures not only dance, they sing.

    George Sherwood is a kinetic sculptor. His sculptures move, depending on wind and air currents. In just a word or two, the titles of his work describe the works themselves: Tendrils, towering at thirty feet, Wind Orchid, Square Wave, Arc Angel. Some of his sculptures, such as Heron(s) or Tea of Turns, are figurative, depicting not just birds but their natural movements. Visitors to Woodstock’s 2005 Sculpture Fest remember Sherwood’s Standing Wave sculpture, sited prominently at the crest of a field. Its wind-driven choreography intrigued audiences and, during Sculpture Fest’s opening weekend, it also served as a partner to Flock Dance Troupe, whose dancers performed in front of it.

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