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“It’s rare that one gets to work on a piece with such weighty emotional impact, so I was very interested from the start,” Satow explains. “I also knew that it was a risky project in many ways. So many people were deeply affected by the events that day. I knew I had to create something that would honor not only the memories of those lost, but also do justice to the emotions of the people that live on in the shadow of that day.”
This public sculpture for the El Paso Zoo was installed in October of last year, but I just realized we never posted any finished photos of the project. Here’s a few pics of that art project… it was quite an interesting challenge! The hawk was made from patinaed stainless steel for a contemporary bronze look, and it was mounted on a Corten steel weathered “tree”. The two materials contrast nicely on the site.
These aren’t the final photos, but here are some initial photos of the mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture, Muse, after it was installed a couple weeks ago:
A short video of craning the 18′ tall mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture MUSE into place. The sculpture was still in a protective wrap at this point. Photos of the completed install will be posted soon after the dedication of the sculpture on March 30.
It’s been a few months since the last update, things have been crazy… a few proposals in the works, including what may become a half-mile long sculpture, a couple of installations about to happen, and some smaller sculptures in the works. Busy times.
We did miss posting a recent installation. This one is temporary: it’s up for the next year and a half or so in Palm Desert, as part of the El Paseo Invitiational Exhibit along the El Paseo corridor in Palm Desert. Thirteen feet tall, mirror-polished stainless contrasted with oxidized steel. The materials compliment each other wonderfully out in the desert sun. Oh, and PS: this one is a rare one in that it’s up for sale — if you know anyone interested, please inquire at the contact link on the website. 🙂
More pictures will be coming soon, but for now, here’s a short video of our latest public sculpture rising into place. The install went off flawlessly, exactly as planned — quick and painless. 🙂
Los Angeles public sculpture ‘Ripple’ by metal artist Heath Satow honored at the 2012 Americans for the Arts Conference in San Antonio, Texas
LOS ANGELES, July 07, 2012 – Ripple, public artwork by Los Angeles artist Heath Satow, has been named as one of the 50 best public art projects by the 2012 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts (AFTA).
The annual Year in Review program recognizes the most exemplary, innovative, permanent or temporary public art works created or debuted in the past year. The 2012 Year in Review winning artists were chosen from more than 393 works from 147 cities across the U.S. and three countries.
Three independent public art experts—Jean Greer, principal at The Public Art Collaborative; Daniel Mihalyo, architect/artist at Lead Pencil Studio; and Celia Munoz, artist—curated the 2012 Year in Review. The artists and commissioning organizations involved in creating and supporting these public art works received letters of congratulations and certificates from Americans for the Arts.
“By creating a sense of identity of places we inhabit, public art makes an enduring impact on our lives,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “We congratulate the artists and commissioning groups of the 12th annual Public Art Year in Review and look forward for honoring more great works in the coming years.”
Daniel Mihalyo says about Ripple, “It’s a straight-forward sculpture in a really confined, narrow hallway space made of aluminum and granite. In the artist’s words, “the sculpture becomes an environmentally sensitive water feature, a water wall without the need for water.” It is, actually, a really successful interpretation of that effect of dropping on water and executed really nicely. It does seem like a piece that transforms the space successfully. And I think we were all taken by it.”
Since 2000, the Public Art Network Year in Review has annually recognized outstanding public art projects through an open call submission and juror selection process. The Year in Review program is the only national award that specifically recognizes public art projects.
Heath Satow is a contemporary art metal sculptor working primarily in stainless steel and has been creating iconic scale public art pieces since 1989.
(Media: please direct requests for high-res print images directly to artist via publicsculpture.com)
Another sneak peek at the latest mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture in progress in the studio right now. Lot of welding, grinding, and polishing to go. Over 180 feet of welds to polish out on this one before it’s done.
Though the final design for this stainless steel sculpture is still a secret, here’s a sneak-peek at the latest work in progress!