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1325 S Cliff Avenue
P.O. Box 5045
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045
605-322-8000

Contradiction - Sculpture Walk 2012-13

Sculpture Details

ContradictionSculpture Title: "Contradiction"

Artist: Serge Mozhnevsky

Location: Women’s Center, Fourth Floor, Mezzanine

Amount: $2,200

Medium: Wood

Dimensions: 25h x 17.5w x 9d

Sculpture Walk Season: 2012-13

Serge Mozhnevsky - Interview

Serge MozhnevskyFor Serge Mozhnevsky, sculpture has always been a form of expression. “For me, sculpture is a language in itself that was born from spaces between the words,” he says.

Mozhnevsky, a sculptor for the past 30 years, was born and Russia. He graduated from the Uzhgorod Professional College in Ukraine, with a diploma in woodcarving. During the 80's and 90’s, he participated in numerous Ukrainian and International exhibitions.

“Contradiction,” which stands over two feet tall, is very typical of Mozhnevsky’s work. The sculpture showcases his impeccable woodcarving ability, and is the only sculpture in the Avera McKennan SculptureWalk that is made entirely out of wood.

Mozhnevsky, now living in Vancouver, Canada, submitted “Contradiction” to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center’s SculptureWalk because of the message it sends. “I hope the viewers take away openness to life,” he says. “Life greatly influences me and its contradiction motivates me.”