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Hudson Cascade

Harry Leigh
Laminated white pine
Installed 2008-2012
First floor, ticketing

As a child, Harry Leigh observed the cascading waters of Niagara Falls; as a blast furnace laborer, he guided the flow of molten iron. As a traveler, ocean waves carried him to the cathedrals of Europe, where his love of architecture met his vision of falling, coursing waters. In the early 1970s, Leigh began to experiment with the lamination and bending of wood, which yielded the first in what would become a series of 'cascade' pieces. This design and sculptural process surfaced many times throughout the years, and continues to be an important feature of Leigh's work.