Iron Maize; Kenneth M. Hoak (American sculptor, b. 1934); c. 1960; 2015.00.1535
Iron MaizeAbout this object
Local artist and curator of the Lancaster County Conestoga Area Historical Society, Kenneth Hoak was inspired by an exhibition of Julio Gonzalez at the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. Hoak constructed this abstract, geometric sculpture using scythe blades discarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation - found in his grandfather's repair shop. Hoak was following the mid-20th century convention of repurposing materials. His creation evokes both a maze and corn (maize) stalks through its intersecting horizontal and vertical lines.Maker
c. 1960Medium and Materials
Maker's mark on the baseTechnique
35 1/2 x 26 x 4 inchesCollection
Gift of Mr. Nathen RubinsonCredit Line
Gift of Mr. Nathen Rubinson, 1966Object Type
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