Home and Away by Robert Leverich from Washington. Granite, 2014

Artist Statement

My idea for Home and Away began to take shape the last day or two of my visit to Castine. “Home” was a word I heard a lot during my stay, and “away”–the places people went off to, and returned from–drawn back to Castine. I think the two words are deeply evocative for everyone–of different places and frames of mind, and the pull between them that we all feel at different times.

I aim to make sculpture that is allusive and invites contemplation; that’s where the meaning arises. I wanted this work to invite you to move down to and through the stones, to follow the paths with your hands as well as your eyes, and perhaps to sit between the curves of the last stone, to contemplate the work and the movements on the water between Home and Away.