Kevin Lyles is inspired by patterns, textures, and contrasts found in nature. He frequently combines these natural properties with more formal structural designs. His recent work entitled 'Passage' is constructed from steel bars joined horizontally to build a hollow wall. The form, painted black and set on wheels, is almost entirely filled with stones, except for a central area left open to form a window. This open portal integrates the sculpture and the landscape from the perspective of the viewer. This thought-provoking work was first shown at Pier Walk ’98 in Chicago before arriving at Grounds For Sculpture.