James Surls: Seven and Seven Flower

James Surls (b. 1943), Seven and Seven Flower, 1998, pine, limbs, and steel
September 14, 2019–July 31, 2021
On view: First floor

When you enter the museum, take a moment to marvel at James Surls’ otherworldly sculpture Seven and Seven Flower, a complex portrait of family, land, and self. The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual. Seven and Seven Flower directly connects to the museum’s collection of twentieth-century sculpture yet transcends time as a universal expression of ethereal beauty.