Petroglyph artist brings public carvings to Maine

Petroglyph artist brings public carvings to Maine

There are dozens of birds, and even something from outer space, now etched in rock



A NEW AND VERY DIFFERENT TYPE OF ART EXHIBITION IS FINALLY READY FOR PUBLIC VIEWING. STEVE MINICH TAKES US TO A RESERVE OWNED BY THE PHIPPSBURG LAND TRUST… (01-24-50) –NATS OF DRILL STARTING– (01-39-01) “I HAD BEEN EXPOSED TO SOME ROCK ART, I HAD I DID SOME DRAWINGS OUTSIDE AND THE LIGHT WAS ON AND I THOUGHT IT WILL LAST BETTER IF CARVED — ARTIST KEVIN SUDEITH IS NOW TRAVELING THE COUNTRY — COMBINING WOODS AND NATURE FOR SCULPTING — ‘PETROGLYPHS’ (01-40-13) “MY GOAL BECAME TO MAKE A PROTRACT OF A PLACE AT A GIVEN MOMENT IN TIME. “REPRESENTS ‘THIS’ MOMENT,,, SUDEITH HAS ENGRAVED MORE THAN 2 DOZEN NATURAL SIZE BIRDS — A BLUE HERON,,,, LOON,, DUCKS,,,,, ALL IMAGES HE CREATES ARE BIRDS HE PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE PHIPPSBURG PENINSULA… (01-41-36) “MY CURRENT GOAL IS TO GIVE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SOMETHING TO IDENTIFY WITH.” (01-47- 11)(DAN DOWD/PHIPPSBURG LAND TRUST) “ANOTHER REASON TO VISIT OUR TRAILS.” DAN DOWD IS WITH THE PHIPPSBURG LAND TRUST, , THE GROUP WHO INVITED SUEDITH TO START THIS PROJECT IN 2019….. HE HOPE THAT THESE ONE OF A KIND “PUBLIC SCULPTURES” WILL ATTRACT EVEN MORE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THE LAND TRUST… (01-47-00)(DOWD ) “WALK OUR TRAILS, SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, NOT JUST SEE THE NATURE, BUT REALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE NATURE THROUGH ART IN THIS CASE.” (01-42-00)(SUDEITH) CAN TAKE PICNICS OR SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY OR JUST ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE. “ALONGSIDE THE ARRANGEMENT OF LOCAL BIRDS, THE SUDEITH PETROGLYPHS ALSO INCLUDE ANOTHER SIGN OF THE TIMES — A LIFE-SIZE SCULPTURE OF THE MARS HELICOPTER…(01-40-24)” IN THIS CASE, I HAVE USED ​​THESE 25 BIRDS EXISTING HERE TODAY PLUS THE MARS HELICOPTER AS A MEANS OF POINTING TO THIS MOMENT IN TIME IN THIS LOCATION.” IN OTHER CASES, OTHER PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY —- HE HAS MADE — ASTRONAUTS,,,, COWBOYS, SEA CREATURES, EACH DIRECTLY LINKED TO TIME AND A PARTICULAR PLACE…. —NATS SCULPTURE— THIS IS ART, WHICH, ,,, SINCE CARVED IN ROCK,,,, SHOULD LAST ‘MUCH BETTER’— AND, JUST MAYBE, CENTURIES FROM NOW,,,, OFFER A LITTLE SNAPSHOT OF 21ST CENTURY MAINE.. (01-41-06) “TRYING TO CONVEY SOMETHING A PERSON IN A THOUSAND YEARS OLD COULD UNDERSTAND THAT DOESN’T REQUIRE TOO MUCH INSIDE INFO.” STAYING IN MAINE THROUGH OCTOBER OFFERING SE GUIDED TOURS SCULPTURES

Petroglyph artist brings public carvings to Maine

There are dozens of birds, and even something from outer space, now etched in rock

A very different new type of art exhibit is ready for public viewing, but you’ll have to hike to enjoy it. The Phippsburg Land Trust-owned reserve now features petroglyphs, thanks to artist Kevin Sudeith. at some rock art, I had been doing outdoor drawings and the light came on and I thought, well, it will last better if it’s carved,” Sudeith said. He swapped his brush for power tools and a cloth canvas for huge slabs of rock. He now roams the county, combing the woods and wilderness to carve petroglyphs. “My goal became to portray a place at a particular time,” Sudeith said. He engraved more than two dozen life-size birds. , including a blue heron, loon and ducks, from photos he took on the Phippsburg Peninsula. “My focus ‘at the moment’ is to give the local community something to identify with,” Sudeith said. “To bring people to a beautiful and unknown place, where they can have a picnic or spend time with their family or just enjoy the beautiful nature.” Dan Dowd of the Phippsburg Land Trust says the art gives people another reason to visit their trails. The trust invited Sudeith to start the project in 2019. “Walk our trails, see something different. Not just see nature, but actually have the opportunity to see nature through art in this case”, said Dowd. The Sudeith petroglyphs also include a life-size sculpture of the Mars Helicopter. “In this case, I used these 25 birds that exist here today plus the helicopter from Mars as a way to point to this moment in time at this location,” Sudeith said. For other projects around the country, he has made astronauts, cowboys and sea creatures, each directly to their particular time and place. The art is carved in stone and, he hopes, centuries from now can offer a glimpse of 21st century Maine. “Trying to convey something that a person a thousand years from now could understand that doesn’t require too much inside information,” Sudeith said. Sudeith is originally from New York but plans to stay in Maine until October, offering guided tours of its sculptures.

A very different new kind of art exhibit is ready for public viewing, but you’ll have to hike to enjoy it.

The Phippsburg Land Trust-owned reserve now features petroglyphs, thanks to artist Kevin Sudeith.

“I had been exposed to some rock art, I had been drawing outdoors and the light came on and I thought, well, it’ll last better if it’s carved,” said Sudeith.

He swapped his brush for power tools and a cloth canvas for huge slabs of rock. He now travels the county, painting the woods and wilderness to carve petroglyphs.

“My goal became to portray a place at a particular time,” Sudeith said.

He engraved more than two dozen life-size birds, including a blue heron, a loon and ducks, from photos he took on the Phippsburg Peninsula.

“My focus ‘at the moment’ is to give the local community something to identify with,” Sudeith said. “To bring people to a beautiful and unknown place, where they can have a picnic or spend time with their family or just enjoy the beautiful nature.”

Dan Dowd of the Phippsburg Land Trust says the art gives people another reason to visit their trails. The trust invited Sudeith to start the project in 2019.

“Walk our trails, see something different. Don’t just see nature, but actually have the opportunity to see nature through art in this case,” Dowd said.

The Sudeith petroglyphs also include a life-size sculpture of the Mars Helicopter.

“In this case, I used these 25 birds that exist here today plus the helicopter from Mars as a way to point to this moment in time at this location,” Sudeith said.

For other projects around the country, he has created astronauts, cowboys and sea creatures, each directly at their particular time and place.

The art is carved into the rock and, he hopes, centuries from now will provide a glimpse of 21st century Maine.

“Trying to convey something that a person a thousand years from now could understand that doesn’t require too much inside information,” Sudeith said.

Sudeith is originally from New York but plans to stay in Maine until October, offering guided tours of his sculptures.