Butler Sculpture Park|
481 Shunpike Road
Ten thousand years ago glaciers thawed and left a hill that looks over the Sheffield Valley to the rolling Berkshire hills. Today, amid a forest, grassy plateaus serve as pedestals for the sculptures of Robert Butler. Here on the hilltop his curvilinear works proudly present their forms.
Some of the sculptural shapes are abstract enough to allow one to focus on the sculptor's techniques that brought the components together. While these works are primarily about the discrete object, its material and shape, the implied element of movement is a significant property of each. Other assemblages of metal forms, brightly colored or left untouched, can evoke memories or playful fantasies.