Posts Tagged ‘public sculpture’

Video of Wish installation

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Wing progress

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Here’s a video showing the progress on the wing for a Harris Hawk sculpture for the Rio Bosque Wetlands Project in El Paso, TX. The fabrication of this stainless steel and corten public art sculpture is going smoothly and the installation is currently scheduled to happen in about four months. Stay tuned for more progress pics and video!

Transition – Sculpture for South Korea finished!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

See the previous blog post for the original drawing of this sculpture, and the full description of the meaning of the work. After three weeks, working by myself (outdoors in a field, no less) with only help to lift and move the heavy parts, I’m exhausted, but quite proud of this sculpture created for the Icheon International Sculpture Symposium. Weighing in at nearly two tons, this sanded and mirror-polished stainless steel public art is nearly nineteen feet long, almost twelve feet tall, and five feet deep. The final landscaping won’t be in place for some time, and these photos were taken right after installing it in the dirt — but imagine a little grass around it and a path through the middle of the two vertical slabs, and you get the idea. It was an amazing adventure and tested my skills at working with the most minimal amount of tools. And here it is, complete. I present to you, Transition:

stainless steel sculpture

stainless steel sculpture

stainless steel

stainless steel

stainless steel

stainless steel

9/11 Memorial: press

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The 9/11 Memorial I created got a good bit of press, here’s a round-up of a few of the sites covering the sculpture:

Los Angeles Times (LA Times)

Colossal (art/design blog)

DesignBoom (design blog) (art/design) blog

Complex (culture blog)

Buzzaurus (culture blog)

Pasadena Star News

CBS (9/11 Special)

Dedication of 9/11 Memorial, 9/11/2011

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Dedication of 9/11 Memorial on 9/11/2011 in Rosemead, CA

LA Times article

Lowering the WTC I-beam into place on the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The second hand is complete, and that means we can lower the WTC I-beam into place on this sculpture now. Here is a time-lapse video of that process: first craning the 500-pound I-beam into the hands, then welding it directly to the hand sculptures for a permanent attachment.

LA Times article


Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Now that’s some shiny public art! Just got the first of the two hand sculptures back from electropolishing, and it’s looking good with all the surfaces and welds all shined up to a nearly mirror finish! Love how it reflects the surrounding environment.

LA Times article

9-11 memorial hand sculpture, polished

Moving the 9/11 Memorial hand sculpture

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Thought this view of the hand being moved around in the shop looked interesting, and decided to share it:

LA Times article

flying hand sculpture

Work on the 9/11 Memorial continues…

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Work continues on the 9/11 Memorial sculpture. This public art is requiring a massive investment of labor, each of the nearly 3000 parts requiring custom fitting to the overall shape. Below is a photo of the progress and a video showing one of the parts being fit.

LA Times article

9-11 memorial fabrication

9/11 Memorial Progression

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Work is continuing on the 9/11 Memorial sculpture. Lots and lots of parts for this public art…

LA Times article