Nature in Balance... the Vulture by Christopher "Shark" Lambdin - Winner 2019 Jean Mellblom Award


Artist C. Shark Lambdin

from Salida, Colorado

Location: South Public Road north of East Cleveland St.

Materials: forged and fabricated steel

Purchased in 2020 by LURA for Lafayette’s Permanent Collection.

Artist Statement

Nature is all about physics: Fish swim, birds fly, and different locomotions abound.
By studying the forces inherent in movement and the way that form follows function we develop a better understanding of the world around us and the creatures which inhabit it. I’ve been integrating these motions and the physics involved for some time. By using the forces of wind, gravity, and balance we can create the illusion of life and personality. Awareness and familiarity carry the seeds of conservation like the wind which moves my work.