From 2005-2011, Rothermel was a sculpture professor at Hong Kong Baptist University in China, where he was asked to help start the Academy of Visual Arts. He received research grants to travel throughout China to different sculpture zones to find raw materials.
He found the raw material that created Granite Ring on one of these ventures. The core was cut out of it in its existing form, but it was about four times bigger. He was inspired by its history, symmetry and the beauty of the piece. He is interested in pulling and pushing surfaces and planes, the polishing of the piece, and the simple nature of it all.
What materials in nature inspire you? #granitering #artaroundroswell
Location: Cultural Arts Center, Bridge Entrance
Purchase Price: $18,000 Materials: Blue Pearl Granite Dimensions 60” x 20″ x 8″
Generously sponsored by Miller Lowry Developments
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Roswell Arts Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is the designated arts agency for the City of Roswell. Roswell Arts Fund was founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination, strengthen public places, and encourageconversation.