Prospect Mountain Project (For David Smith), 1979
8 ft. x 14 ft. x 12 ft. 4 in. (243.8 x 426.7 x 375.9 cm)
Purchased with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
Prospect Mountain Project honors David Smith, a pivotal figure in the history of modern sculpture and a central presence in the Storm King collection. The work was first exhibited as part of Prospect Mountain Sculpture Show: An Homage to David Smith, a 1979 exhibition near Smith’s home in Bolton Landing, New York, which featured works by artists including Mark di Suvero and Isaac Witkin. The piece consists of three steel structures, each resembling folded paper objects, arranged to give an impression of delicate balance. Ginnever’s work, like much of Smith’s, draws inspiration from Cubism and explores the ambiguity between perception and reality.