Bill Freeland, Nocturnus

Bill Freeland: Nocturnus (2003) Steel
Title
Nocturnus
Date
2003
Medium
Steel
Credit Line
Gift of Erik Freeland, 2011

Using wood and steel, Bill Freeland creates a powerful totem whose Latin title, Nocturnus, evokes the night.

Freeland studied with the influential modernist Hans Hofmann in the 1950s and graduated from the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1955. He worked as a painter in the early decades of his career before gradually shifting to three-dimensional wall constructions and freestanding sculpture. Farming tools, windmills, and boats have served as inspiration for his work.

In his later years, Freeland divided his time between Chester County, Pennsylvania, and County Mayo, Ireland.

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