1980, Painted Steel
Michael Hall was Artist-in-Residence in Sculpture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1970 to 1990. Constructed of steel and painted aluminum panels, Amaranth references the shape and volume of Hall’s studio at Cranbrook, the same studio used decades before by Carl Milles. Hall became well known for integrating architectural forms into his sculptural practice. In particular, he drew inspiration from the vernacular and industrial architecture of the Midwest. Hall considers the monumental Amaranth to be one of his most important experiential sculptures.