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Artist at helm of boat project at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

By Bill Bowden

This article was originally published June 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated June 18, 2018 at 12:49 p.m.

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A crew installs the sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins on June 7 on the North Forest Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The sculpture is fabricated from aluminum canoes and jon boats.

The sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins is shown on June 7 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The sculpture includes various aluminum cano...

A crew installs the sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins June 7 on the North Forest Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The sculpture ...

Bill Shambaugh from Portland, Ore. fastens aluminum canoes together June 7 as a crew assembles the sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins on the Nort...

Nancy Rubins guides workers as they install her sculpture Monochrome II June 7 on the North Forest Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Artist Nancy Rubins spent three weeks in Bentonville working on Monochrome II. Besides canoes, the sculpture includes aluminum rowboats, jon boats and Instaboats, which are portable folding boats. Dents, scrapes and holes just give the boats more texture and character.

The sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins is shown on June 7 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The sculpture includes various aluminum cano...

A crew installs the sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins June 7 on the North Forest Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The sculpture ...

Bill Shambaugh from Portland, Ore. fastens aluminum canoes together June 7 as a crew assembles the sculpture Monochrome II by Nancy Rubins on the Nort...

Nancy Rubins guides workers as they install her sculpture Monochrome II June 7 on the North Forest Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Print Headline: Artist at helm of boat project; Sculpture adorns museum’s trail

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LR1955 says... June 18, 2018 at 10:57 a.m.

"I think the interpretation is in the mind of the viewer." says the artist.

I think whether it’s art or not is the opinion of the viewer too

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BEARTRAP919 says... June 18, 2018 at 11:15 a.m.

You can see typical Art such as this at your Local Scrap Iron Dealer in Most any Fair Sized Town,

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MaxCady says... June 18, 2018 at 5:29 p.m.

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

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