THE GOLDEN EGG CANOPY

By David Middlebrook

       

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The Golden Egg Canopy (2010, from the HAYWIRE series) depicts an egg-shaped canopy that once possibly protected a giant egg lifting away from the ground. The glowing gold-leaf underside of the brilliant blue canopy suggests the missing Golden Egg, a symbol of perfection and things not necessarily attainable. The freestanding sculpture, which seemingly floats across the property, is approximately 14' tall and is anchored on a grassy knoll on the West Lawn.