(American, b. 1958)
The Kenyon Crowes, 2000.
Unique cast bronze.
74.5 x 57 inches.
Gund Gallery Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund ’63.
On Public View: Kenyon College, Ransom Hall, Southwest Parapet
Many passerby see a gaggle of crows atop the admissions building and assume they are just perched there momentarily; some then realize that these crows are frozen on the rooftop, captured in time by a Kenyon alum. Peter Woytuk graduated Kenyon College in 1980 with a degree in Studio Art, and since has been exhibiting in the United States and in Asia. He is drawn to animal forms and is best known for that work, having been called “the greatest animal sculptor of the Western world in the closing years of the 20th century” (International Herald Tribune). Lately, Woytuk has been working on a larger scale, but The Kenyon Crowes sit life-sized and life-like atop Ransom Hall, tricking the eye with a strong sense of motion.
Emma Garschagen `18