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Inside Richard Erdman’s Vermont Sculpture Studio

The Vermont studio is a work of art in its own right. “Annex”, designed by Brian Mac of Birdseye, a renowned architectural studio based out of Burlington, Vermont, is inspired by the visual language of Richard Erdman’s sculpture and the agrarian environment of the surrounding horse farm: its paths through sprawling fields, worn from daily walks; its scattered golden haystacks; and its craggy black locust trees which punctuate the farm’s margins. The building overlooks the rolling horse pastures and visually connects to the distant mount views. Disparate and experiential expressions of beauty come together in and around the Annex. A most fitting and inspiring place for an artist to work.

Richard Erdman Annex Architecture Vermont

Interior view of monumental sculptures Salient I and Opus Grande. Photo by Matthew Moran

The studio includes a flexible space for large and medium scale sculpture and shelving for maquette models, outdoor sculpture space, and an administrative office and library. From here, the Vermont team manages administrative operations, commissions, special projects, and more. We work in collaboration with the Carrara, Italy studio and support our galleries in California, Boston, Palm Beach, Montreal, Austria, and Switzerland.

The green mountains of Vermont are where all of Richard’s works originate. Each form begins in wire and plaster before it takes off into marble or bronze.

Richard Erdman Annex architecture Vermont

Twilight on the farm. Photo by Michael Moran.