Site #15 - Sagg Portal #6

2008 Stainless Steel, 144 in. h. x 288 in. w. x 72 in. d. Artist: Hans Van de Bovenkamp, b. 1938, Garderen, Holland, Dutch-American living in Sagaponack, NY.

By staff November 4, 2013

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The title, Sagg Portal, references the artist’s hometown, Sagaponack, New York, and the neighboring town of Sag Harbor. These names are of Native American origin, and in a sense, Sagg Portal is a dedication to these early settlers in and around

Sagaponack. When asked about the sculpture, Van de Bovenkamp states, “…it is all about time, change, and interconnectedness. The portal, entry, passageway, gate— you name it, presents the before and after, the past and the future, a right of passage.” When looking at Sagg Portal, one can infer a sense of motion from the wavy stacked forms. The brushed stainless steel heightens the sense of movement and energy in the sculpture. Van de Bovenkamp notes, “stainless steel was selected because of its strength and contemporary appearance, as well as its reflective quality that accentuates its energy and ever-changing appearance as the sun and the moon travel around the piece.”

Additional works by this artist can be seen on display at the Sarasota Herald Tribune building on Main Street in downtown Sarasota January 8 through May 30, 2014

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