Touch the Earth | A Natural State
Herb Parker describes his work as belonging to three distinct realms: architecture, sculpture, and landscape. Passageways, thresholds, oculi, seating areas, and planned spaces of light and shade characteristic of Parker's sculpture inspire an investigation of the work's architectural elements. As sculpture, the work arouses meditation and interaction, where a viewer engages the work through experience rather than passive observation. The topography and environment of the surrounding landscape and native, natural materials influence the design and concept of the work.