The legendary musician sculpted an elaborate 26-by-15 foot iron archway for a $1.3 billion MGM National Harbor resort casino in Maryland
'Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody, When I paint my masterpiece.' The classic song was penned by legendary musician Bob Dylan in 1971. Back then, he might not have thought that four decades later, he would be sculpting an iron archway with scrap metals to discover a new passion.
Dylan’s latest interest is an elaborate 26-by-15 foot iron archway for a $1.3 billion MGM National Harbor resort casino in Maryland that opens later this year.
The sculpture, titled ‘Portal’ will be the singer’s first-ever permanent piece for a public space. The iron archway will be made from objects found by Dylan and scrap metals from junkyards including farm equipments, kitchen utensils, and tools
“I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid,” Dylan told The New York Times.
“I was born and raised in iron ore country where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another.”
“Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed, but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways, there is no difference.”
In addition to his sculpture, Dylan, 75, has showed drawings and paintings in recent years, including at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.