Crusader sprang from Katy’s deep hatred of war. It is among several major works she created during the Vietnam war and is, in fact, a protest piece. It represents the crumpled armor of some long forgotten battlefield. Deep within its copper thorax is the suggestion of amputated limbs.
Dr. Katherine Nash is among the most recognized and renowned artists Minnesota has produced. In the late 50’s her sculpture was displayed at the American Pavilion of the Worlds Fair in Brussels. She taught at the University of Minnesota through the late part of her career and has a gallery named after her there. Her many one person shows included the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She was represented by the Seligmann Gallery in New York and Gumps Gallery in San Francisco.
Crusader is made of solid copper. Dr. Nash iodized it so that it retains its natural copper patina and does not form the green oxidized dust that plagues most copper sculpture. An ideal placement for this powerful and inspiring piece would be a corporate garden or interior courtyard.
Iodized Copper 28Hx 31Wx24D