West Bend High School reporter Hannah Bensen wrote a great article about the sculpture in the East yard of the high schools. It’s titled “Confluence,” and was designed by artist Narendra Patel.
A portion of Bensen’s article is below.
“This sculpture is about the ripples of confluence,” Patel said, calling it a color play tribute to the people of West Bend. Right now he’s thinking about adding the following to the plaque: “Do walk around, pausing and discovering the magical moments it avails at different seasons and different times.”
Born and raised in India, Patel was drawn to art at a young age. While the arts were clearly his passion, he did not know if he would be successful making money as an artist. However, he took the risk and got degrees in painting, sculpting, and product design at the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University in India.
During his training, Patel was not allowed to sell his art pieces.
“Artists should do anything that [they] want to ….
Read the complete article by Hannah Bensen by clicking Playing with Color.
Photo courtesy Hannah Bensen