Fort Smith Regional Art Museum installs new sculpture

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum installed a new sculpture, Untitled, 2020 by artist Greer Farris in RAMs Sparks Sculpture Garden.

This imposing sculpture of polished, welded steel is eight feet tall.

Farris is an artist in Fort Smith.

I’ve seen this piece on display several times and am always in awe of its size and gaudier. I’ve so adored this sculpture, I just had to reach out to the artist, regarding its availability. Thanks to the rapid response of our board, we were able to seize the opportunity, to display this powerful piece of sculpture art.

RAM Gallery Manager Casey Seamans

“I have fun teaching students because they are fresh and exciting,” Farris said. “I wouldn’t trade places with anyone.”

He said teaching helps fund his passion for creative sculpture.

I make sculpture through a process-orientated approach. Ordinarily, I work without detailed sketches. The piece begins with the spark of an idea, then I continue intuitively, based on what I see, feel, and judge to be right as I proceed. This journey lends definition and meaning to the resulting composition.

I don’t always think about what art means or the message it attempts to convey, but I know it’s part of who I am and something I must do.

Greer Farris

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