Sculptor Masayuki Nagase views public art as an opportunity to develop long-term meaningful dialogue and connections among space, community and art.
Masayuki Nagase's work is inspired by the essence of nature and natural forms. The design is based on his experience of the beauty and power of nature in the Black Hills and Badlands of western South Dakota.
For final input on designs, Masayuki Nagase has held a series of community design workshops to learn about the community's connection to nature in the region.
Masayuki Nagase was chosen by a committee of arts and civic leaders from an international pool of applicants through a year-long selection process. The committee was drawn to Masayuki Nagase's beautiful, thought-provoking design and its potential to create a timeless sculptural legacy for the Rapid City community.
For more information on the sculptor and the project, visit The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water's website.