Vase of the Winds II

1962 (cast 1965, reworked)
Fritz Bultman (b. 1919, New Orleans, LA; d. 1985, Provincetown, MA)

In Vase of the Winds II,  Fritz Bultman combines a number of geometric metal slabs together like a collage. Each of the bronze sections bends outward like the unfurling petals of a flower, leaves fluttering in the wind, or a bird about to take flight. Oscillating between man-made materials and natural forms, the bumpy surface and fretted edges of the cast bronze resemble that of a stone or an old tree trunk. 

Gift of the artist to Williams College Museum of Art. 65.22.

Located behind Greylock Hall.