resin, mirrors, 26"x20"x12"
1979, exhibited at the Boston Marathon Expo
The Runner, challenged Nannette to simulate the motion of running. Looking up into the five-sided mirrored box, one sees multiple reflections of
a face, hand, leg, and chest, that
do create movement. These four components were
first made in clay; then a plaster mold was made for each part and
filled with black polyester resin. This lightweight, yet
durable, material worked well, as the parts were attached
to the mirrored box.
Nannette conceived the idea for
this sculpture while watching the end of a 50-mile John F.
Kennedy Hike-Run, in Boonsboro, MD. Waiting for her husband
to complete the event, she saw the anguish on the faces of
those who crossed the finish-line before him. Inspired by everyone's dedication and fortitude, Nannette decided to train for the 1979 Maryland marathon. She completed the 26 mile, 385 yard event in under five hours.
Yosemite National Park,
In 1995, Nannette used resin to make
duplicates of a few small
from the 1980s. These new pieces were made from the original
rubber molds, painted, and renamed for their mountainous
Both sculptures (right and
left) were created for "Small Sculpture
From Maryland," an invitational art exhibition at the Gallery Art Club 21 in Seoul,
Delicate Arch, 4"x3"x2"
Arches National Park,