Bisbee, John. 3rd SYMPHONY. Metal sculpture comprised of nine inch nails worked into ribbon forms and welded to form a circular shape about 20 inches in diameter. One of three similar, though unique sculptures executed by the artist and donated to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, titled 1st, 2d and 3rd Symphony. Signed, titled, dated 2012, and marked with an arrow at the point where it can be mounted, all in white ink or paint on the verso. In excellent condition. John Bisbee, born 1965, is an American sculptor living and working in Maine. He is an art professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Bisbee received his B.F.A. from Alfred University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Bisbee's solo museum exhibitions include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and a mid-career retrospective at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine in 2008, and in 2014 at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Bisbee is a recipient of a 2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. He has also received a Maine State Individual Artist Grant (The Rappaport Prize) administered by the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, as well as both the Purchase Prize and the William Thon Jurors' Prize through the Portland Museum of Art Biennial Exhibitions that he has participated in.