Midwinter Horn


Artist
William R. Mayer (American, June 28 1953 – November 11 2017)
Date
1988
Medium
aluminum, polyurethane enamel
Dimensions
Approximate : 14 ft. high (4.3 m)
Credit Line
Gift of Richard '52 and Margaret '52 Kruizenga
Object Number
2015.70

Label
Hope College Professor of Art Bill Mayer explained that the form of this sculpture was inspired by the practice in some Nordic countries of using sound waves from long horns to break up ice in frozen underground wells. Metaphorically the piece references the power of inspiration and revelation to transform people’s lives and society for the better.  Midwinter Horn was originally commissioned for the campus of Christ Community Church in Spring Lake, Michigan. When Christ Community Church closed and relocated in 2009, the sculpture was donated to Hope College by alumni Richard and Margaret Kruizenga.
 

Object Type
Sculpture