Top Special Honor Award at the Second HUMAN-NATURE 2019” Exhibit in China
Zhengzhou International Sculpture Exhibition, in Zhengzhou, China.

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The China Sculpture Institute announced on April 7, 2019, that the American Artist, Michael Dunbar was one of 50 International Sculptors invited to create monumental works of art for the “Second HUMAN•NATURE 2019” China • Zhengzhou International Sculpture Exhibition, in Zhengzhou, China. The “Second HUMAN•NATURE 2019” China exhibit of sculptures will be premiered at the sculpture park in September, 2019.

Michael Dunbar’s 15 ft. tall by 12 ft wide by 13 ft long, stainless steel sculpture, MOON TRANSIT took the top Honor Award and was selected for the permanent collection of the sculpture park in Zhengzhou, China.The sculpture, MOON TRANSIT address’s the sculptor  Michael Dunbar’s ongoing investigation into the images of scientific equipment instrumental in the evolution and advancement of civilization. MOON TRANSIT makes reference to scientific instruments, such as a theodolite, a precision optical instrument for measuring angles traditionally used for land surveying, but also used for specialized applications such rocket launching. Through complex interlocking connections and repetitive forms, the sculpture, MOON TRANSIT implies a sense of animation and levitation as if captured in a moment of transition.

The sculptor Michael Dunbar has maintained an active career as a sculptor for over four decades. He has produced a commanding body of more than 40 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture for private collections and for the grounds of universities, sculpture parks, and public plazas throughout the country.

Michael Dunbar has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and Illinois Arts Council grants and awards.He lives and works in Springfield, Illinois.                     

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