“Natural Embrace” and “Back from Kyoto” have found new homes through CVA’s Art on Loan Program


Cary Visual Art is proud to announce the placement of two sculptures in Cary. These sculptures, which were both included in the 2013 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, have been placed in new locations as part of CVA’s Sculpture on Loan program.

Through partnerships with artists and local businesses, CVA’s Art on Loan program supports artists while enriching the Cary community. This month, with the generous assistance of Cary Reconstruction Company, the OSE’s Best in Show winner, “Natural Embrace” by Paul Hill of Wilmington, NC was placed in front of J.M. Edwards Jewelry on Kildaire Farm Road. J.M. Edwards has hosted other sculptures through the Art on Loan program and is a large supporter of Cary Visual Art.


“Natural Embrace” is part of Paul Hill’s sculpture series of native plant life in North Carolina. The sculpture depicts the Venus flytrap, a carnivorous plant that traps insects or spiders between its leaves. Hill enjoys this series, particularly due to the diverse plant life found in our state. He exclaims that, “It is a natural inspiration and challenge to represent these beautiful forms in steel.” Hill is from Wilmington, NC and works mainly with steel, stainless steel, copper, and bronze.

The second exciting addition to the Sculpture on Loan program is Wayne Trapp’s large corten steel sculpture, “Back from Kyoto.” The piece was placed at Chhabra Properties 20, LLC on Ledsome Lane in Cary.

Wayne Trapp built “Back from Kyoto” based on one of his favorite places in Japan. He states that in making the sculpture, he has “taken the Japanese character for Kyoto and made it into a three dimensional sculpture. The simplicity/complexity of the form relates to that of a haiku.” Trapp prides his sculptures on being both serious and whimsical—asking viewers to allow themselves to be entertained.

The opportunity to continue showcasing sculptures even after their exhibitions have ended allows the community to keep enjoying the Downtown Cary pieces that many grow to love—and allows public art to continue enriching our town.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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