Arts & Culture

The Work of James Surls

A look at the work of one of the South's most charming, eccentric, and revered artists

June/July 2012

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Made of bronze and stainless steel, James Surls’s Big Bronze Walking Eye Flower, 2009 (216″ x 216″x 180″), dominates the Colorado horizon.

photo: Erika Larsen

Seeing Around the Thorn Vine, 2012 (96″x 99″x 107″)

photo: Erika Larsen

All Diamonds, 2006 (120″x 138″x 90″)

photo: Erika Larsen

James Surls surveys the landscape

photo: Erika Larsen

Surls puts hammer and chisel to his next piece of work

photo: Erika Larsen