Kate Pond's sculptures are inspired by curves in nature: fiddlehead ferns and tendrils of vines or grasses moving in the wind. Corten steel is her material of choice. It rusts to a deep dark patina with subtle changes in the soft velvety surface. Her public work includes Wellspring at the Heller School at Brandeis University near Boston, MA; Sunfix at the Highgate Springs, VT, United States Port of Entry; Himeguri at the Mitsubishi Sports Garden in Sendai, Japan; Solekko at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo, Norway; and Telling Stones at Mapua School, Nelson, New Zealand. She welcomes visitors to the sculpture studio in South Burlington that she shares with fellow sculptor Kat Clear.
My sculpture invites participation: with people, and with the sun, shadows and alignments at different seasons of the year. The position of the sun, moon and stars creates a structure for me, like a painter might use a rectangle as a frame of reference.