Cor-ten steel and concrete
Located in a Virginia Highlands traffic circle, this abstract installation consists of cor-ten steel and concrete elements. Inscribed on one of the concrete pieces is “Bulwarks II, George Beasley 1978.”
Much of artist George Beasley’s work is site-specific installation/performance created to convey to viewers the experience of the “dance” of iron making. The structures, which remain after the initial event has taken place, are visual testimonies of those events. Inspiration for Beasley’s imagery originates from personal and familial links to Celtic history and to the iron foundries of Scotland and the US. He credits these links with his decision to become a sculptor and his adoption of foundry work as a means of artistic expression. George Beasley joined the School of Art and Design faculty at Georgia State University in 1970. Beasley believes effective teaching to be an outgrowth of studio/apprentice practice. He stresses the idea of teaching by example using the production of almost all of his own work in school studios as a vehicle to demonstrate concepts and processes.
Virginia Highland Median Triangle
N. Virginia Avenue and Lanier Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30306