75,000 Crayons Create a Crazy Cool Tree (and 5 Crows)

Master crayon artist, Herb Williams, is displaying an awesome new sculptural installation until December 1st or when his latest exhibition, titled Call of the Wild, opens at the Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. Now on view at the the Nashville International Airport, through their Arts in the Airport program, the sculpture, made of approximately 75,000 crayons, consists of a colorful tree and five crows. It stands over 7 feet tall and is over 15 feet long!

For the Rymer Gallery art show, Williams will be unveiling a whole new body of works that includes crayon sculptures, paintings, and stencils. As he explains, “This series of sculptures and paintings explore how spectrums of color move unseen to the human eye, yet hold deep and significant meaning to the animal kingdom.”

Below are some shots of the airport installation including studio shots of the tree in progress at Williams’ studio. “To give it a sense of scale, there’s a photo of me next to it,” he says,. “Ted Dwane, the bassist from Mumford & Sons, dropped by my studio and took some shots while he was there.”







Photo credit: John Guider





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