Petrified Forest addresses the ever-present, immense scale of nature that looms over human existence. For some, the enormity of creation can also be petrifying, as the small house indicates. The title playfully refers to the finished material (stone), its implied material (wood), and its permanent state as an evergreen (petrification).
About the Artist
"The nature of my work as a Sculptor relies on the organic, narrative, and metaphoric qualities of stone materials. My public work is displayed throughout the Midwest and beyond, including China and Europe. Native Flint Hills limestone is a primary source for my installations, and influences some of the forms I create."
Artist Alan Tollakson's public work is displayed throughout the Midwest and beyond, including China and Europe.
Petrified Forest is located on 3rd Street and Leavenworth, in downtown Manhattan.