Jacob’s ladder was created with scrap that was found in our local scrapyard. Most of the sculptures that we create are from materials that have been discarded and considered of no use.
The enclosed spiral “ladder” is painted a bright safety red. This sculpture is so interesting to observe from many different angles, especially when you look through the “ladder” from the bottom of the sculpture toward the sky. The contrasting gray base color helps to make the focus be on the red spiral.
The biblical story of Jacob and the dream he had of the ladder ascending to heaven was inspiration for the naming of this sculpture.