Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Ascend – corten steel sculpture

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Ascend was installed today at the Sand Diego Botanic Garden for temporary display. A 7.5-foot tall corten steel sculpture, the reds of the oxide patina compliment the greens of the gardens wonderfully. The Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, just north of San Diego.

coten steel garden sculpture

Video of Wish installation

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Article about 9/11 Memorial in Designlife magazine

Friday, February 28th, 2014

“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.”

Full article is here.

9/11 memorial

Muse sculpture photos

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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:


Muse mirror polished stainless steel sculpture


Muse mirror polished stainless steel sculpture


Muse mirror polished stainless steel sculpture


Muse mirror polished stainless steel sculpture

New sculpture in progress

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Though the final design for this stainless steel sculpture is still a secret, here’s a sneak-peek at the latest work in progress!

stainless steel sculpture in progress

Rio Bosque Hawk Sculpture progress

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Work on the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park Hawk Sculpture for El Paso, TX is nearing completion. Below are photos of the stainless steel hawk sculpture with its final oxide patina, the corten steel tree sculpture with a rust finish, and the five related signs that will be placed in different areas of the parks, just prior to getting their rusted finish. The bird sculpture will be mounted at the top of the tree, and the signs will receive graphics that describe the flora and fauna of the park.

Hawk sculpture progress

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

The public art for the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park is coming along nicely. The stainless steel hawk will eventually get a special patina that will lend it the bronze-like tones of the animal sculptures I made for the Denver Zoo. Here’s a couple of photos of the hawk in its current state:


Monday, November 28th, 2011

The next big public art piece I’m working on is a Harris hawk for the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in El Paso, TX. This photo shows the stainless steel wings for that sculpture, currently in progress. As shown here, the wing span is almost eleven feet wide.

Rio Bosque Wings

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

Sculpture for Korea — TRANSITION

Monday, September 19th, 2011

For those wondering about the two-ton stainless steel sculpture I’ll be making here for the next three weeks at the Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, here is the rendering, along with the text description below it. Also, here is the website for the symposium: Icheon International Sculpture Symposium, Korea (edit: after symposium, link changed to updated page for 2011 symposium)

transistion sculpture

We are always in transition; from one breath to another, each heartbeat to the next – we are transitioning from our past experience to who we are now and who we would like to be.

This sculpture, titled TRANSITION, is the expressed reminder of that reality. Its overall shape implies a gateway: a universal marking of transition from one place to another, from one choice or moment into the next. The horizontal crosspiece hearkens to ancient flint stone carvings shaped by man, while the vertical support pieces are clean, modern and monolithic – representational of the moment that present transitions to past.

TRANSITION symbolizes the concept of bringing awareness to each unique moment of time. I have chosen to offset the horizontal crosspiece to bring visual focus to a specific point at the gateway. This choice visually pulls the viewer in to contemplate the complex and multifaceted surface at the gateway entry, symbolic of the moment of transition. The gateway entry point is slightly smaller than an average door entry width, alluding to the concept that the difficult moments or choices in life are not passed through with great ease.