Cassiopeia

Michael Dunbar

American, born 1947

Cassiopeia, 2008

  • On View

Bronze

Dimensions: 60 × 72 × 108 in. (152.4 × 182.9 × 274.3 cm)

Gift of James and Kenneth Kilian, 2012.33

Born in California, Michael Dunbar received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Illinois, Springfield, and an MS degree from Illinois State University. Michael Dunbar’s large abstract sculptures are often reminiscent of gears and machinery. This mechanized impression is inspired by the ever-advancing technology human beings continue to invent. Dunbar notes, "They're all about the celebration of the ingenuity of mankind, and how we started with these tools—which was a stick to knock the apple off the tree—and now we're exploring Mars." His large sculptures are installed at universities, corporate headquarters, and sculpture parks throughout the country.

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