Archive for May, 2011

Studio Gecko

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

We thought we’d spend Memorial Day this year grilling at the sculpture studio and having a little fun spicing up the exterior wall of the studio’s parking lot. For no good reason other than to entertain ourselves, we painted a 16-foot-tall blue gecko with a fully three-dimensional yellow eye peering over the gate out into the street. Studio gecko is watching you!




Ripple sculpture installation

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

One-minute time-lapse video of a day-and-a-half installation of a 20-foot long by 6-foot tall sculpture. 1500 pounds of aluminum, a few hundred pounds of steel, and three polished granite hemispheres. Installed in a building lobby in Los Angeles, CA.

9/11 Memorial: cutting the beam

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Currently we’re in the process of making a 9/11 Memorial Sculpture, and I have a section of an I-beam from the World Trade Center. It’s sobering to look at this thing and think about the fact that this was a strong, straight beam prior to the attacks of 9/11/2001. Part of the process of making this public sculpture involved turning the one length of beam into three: we have a fourteen-foot long section of I-beam, and need one ten-foot section for the sculpture itself, then two smaller sections that will be used for indoor displays about 9/11.

I made a short time-lapse video of the process mostly using a camera we recently set up in the studio to document the progress of sculpture projects. It’s less than two minutes long, but covers the entire process of cutting and slightly smoothing the raw edges (so they won’t cut anyone that touches the beam):

LA Times article

May I brag a little?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

If I do say so myself, this sculpture is starting to look really sexy. I can’t wait to get it all installed. Check out the video below to see how the light plays across the surface: