In the summer of 2019 I spent my five year anniversary with my wonderful boyfriend. It was the last week of August before I had to return to school for junior year. We spent our time together in Wilmington Delaware for about a week with our two dogs. We got ourselves a lovely Airbnb in the form of a one bedroom apartment. During the trip we went out to eat seafood, visited the local parks with our dogs, went to see the Brandywine Zoo, and I got to experience a day at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.

In the museum they had all sorts of art pieces such as historical art, folk art, American illustrations, and sculptures. Among the collection something in particularly caught my eye, and that something was a sculpture titled “riot.”

Riot by Deborah Butterfield. Material: Steel

Deborah Butterfield created this sculpture in 1990. In her bio it states she lives in Montana where she creates horse sculpture from different materials and masterfully captures their gentle nature and grace. This sculpture is about the size of an actual horse and constructed with steel pieces that spell “riot” as the name suggest. The piece commands attention for anyone who passes by it and has you look all around in search of all the letters. It is a fun interactive sculpture that takes full advantage of the 3D space. The rust color is charming and rustic just like the creature this structure is resembling.

If you have the opportunity to visit the Delaware Art Museum go it was such a pleasant experience. I really enjoyed my time there and I plan on visiting the Museum again.

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