Dina Wind (1938-2014) was a pioneer female metal sculptor, emigrating from Israel to the Philadelphia area in 1963. Her works are in collections throughout the US and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Large scale works can be seen in nearby locations at the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, and Grounds for Sculpture, NJ. Dina Wind used old car parts, industrial waste pieces, and other scrap metal pieces recycled into her works, giving the cast-off pieces new life in art. Her works have been described as “drawing in space”. Homage to Smith references early abstract expressionist metal sculptor David Smith, whose works are featured at Storm King Art Center. This piece, represented in the slide gallery below, has been purchased by the Allis’s from the Dina Wind Foundation, which was formed by her family to continue to support artists in the Philadelphia area. For more information on Diana Wind and the foundation go to bridgettemayergallery.com and dinawindart.org
bower (noun) 1. a pleasant shady place; 2. a retreat or sanctuary
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