Beau Lyday  Farmstead Studios
            Quatrefoil     

The quatrefoil is one of the must familiar motifs in Gothic Architecture ( Quad form the for four and foil meaning leaf). My sculpture is a barbed quatrefoil. The barbed refers the triangular shapes intercepting the four circles as thorns on a rose.
Examples of this motif have been seen in Byzantine times and interestingly the shape appears in Central and South American as early as 700 BCE.
The base crossectionally is a quatrefoil shape also.
Quatrefoil was selected for the 2014 Arts Field Competition. It was purchased by Darla Moore and is located at the Moore Botanical Gardens in Lake City ,SC

size 68" high 42" wide 24"dia depth