Scarecrow was inspired by the artist’s farm in upstate New York. Baechler had the idea to place a sculpture hovering over the rolling hills and barns like the Christ the Redeemer sculpture atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janiero. Baechler describes the scarecrow as an isolated figure in a vast field, dressed up as a dummy with no engagement in the world. The very first sculpture of the edition of Scarecrows is found at Citygarden. The artist cast a second sculpture that is installed at his farm on the East Coast.
Courtesy of The Gateway Foundation.
Dimensions: 136″ x 70″ x 37″
Year Completed: 2006
Owner: Gateway Foundation