Mike Baur
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Mill Cliff Solo Exhibit-Water Street
Works showing October 8-November 7, 2021

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untitled #311 Cliffs
These are works involved in developing past themes with inspiration from river and lakeside structures

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Redtail Redtail
Concrete and Steel, 2015, 20 x 40 x 12 ft University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
From a nearly motionless hover the hawk dived. Caught by a sudden gust of wind, she adjusts into a spiral and arcs back toward her prey. Talons extended, she makes contact in a splash of dust. Though the female hawk I observed out of my studio door missed whatever she was after, the lines of motion she made, as the wind gust threw her off course, and the image of her wings turned back as she connected with the earth, are the origin of "Redtail". Though the original gesture springs from a chance observation, the final model for "Redtail" takes its form from the intended location. The hawk's wings become folding doors, or the covers of a book. An opening at their hinged juncture forms an entryway for the viewer to pass optically and physically from the concave to the convex in a setting suggestive of the Paleolithic, metaphorically to a place where the ancient is examined and the future is planned. The spiraling path of downward flight becomes a soaring advance over and through this entryway--a balanced tension evoking the interplay of exuberant curiosity anchorde by the stele of accumulated knowledge, the motive forces that come together in the university.
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Bronze Bollard Mike Baur Summer 2013
Galleries and shows showing my work this year.

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Bird Solo Show OK Harris, Oct. 27 - Dec 1, 2012
Photos of works taken at the opening

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Aquifer Aquifer
Fountain located in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Building in Springfield, Illinois.

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Mainstay 40/40 Exhibition
Mainstay is included in the Ukranian Museum of Modern Art's Fortieth Anniversary Exhibition. Opens April 15, 2011

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Divining Rod Willis Tower Exhibition
These works are on exhibit in the Atrium and Lobby of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago through the middle of May 2011

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Arc 3 Large Scale Sculpture
Public and Private Commissions

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Bull Boat Medium Scale Sculpture
Life Size

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Antipodean Screw Small Works
Table top size

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Shackled Reliefs
Hang or lean on the wall

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11611 Digital Prints
Drawn on computer using combinations of drawing tools, photographs and scans of 3-d objects. These are not reproductions from an original but were created as originals on the computer.

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