May 26, 2020: American artist Blane De St. Croix is the 2020 recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors.
NEW YORK, NY, May 26, 2020 – Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman and CEO of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Brian Wall, President of the Brian Wall Foundation, today announced that American artist Blane De St. Croix is the 2020 recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors. The annual grant of $25,000, awarded by the Brian Wall Foundation and administered by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, recognizes an outstanding sculptor who qualifies under the guidelines of artistic merit and financial need.
Blane De St. Croix’s sculptures are based on extensive research in far-flung locations from the Gobi Desert to the Arctic Circle to the Florida Everglades. His often-massive installations present intricate recreations of rapidly melting ice, charred vegetation, or the contested border between the United States and Mexico. He sometimes employs actual landscape elements of soil, rocks, sand or branches to create a poetic interpretation of the precarious nature of our planet’s ecology.