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Dragon Table (a.k.a. Mozart’s Backbone)

Dragon Table (a.k.a. Mozart’s Backbone) post image
"Dragon Table, cast steel,  glass top, 37"h x 45"L x 24"w. A blues bar in Chicago flooded from the Chicago River. A grand piano was destroyed. A gentleman from Eli Lilly salvaged the wood to make cabinets, and his friend told me about the sound board. After several juxtapositions, I welded this version of all the sound board parts into a new piece of furniture/art....a dragon table.

Open Wheel Race Car Design #3

Open Wheel Race Car Design #3 post image
Indy Racer 34” L x 15” w x 9” h, welded cold rolled steel. I used a model of Emerson Fitapaldi’s  Lola and many photographs I took from around Gasoline Alley. To sculpt a race car out of straight metal rod was challenging.  I created a grid; where every angle and every contour was simplified into its most basic form … a line. The cockpit, wheelbase and transmission proved the most difficult. However, after several attempts, and several variations, I ended up with the colorful rendition that you see in the photo layout.

Open Wheel Race Car Poster Design #2

Open Wheel Race Car Poster Design #2 post image
Indy Racer 34” L x 15” w x 9” h, welded cold rolled steel. I used a model of Emerson Fitapaldi’s  Lola and many photographs I took from around Gasoline Alley. To sculpt a race car out of straight metal rod was challenging.  I created a grid; where every angle and every contour was simplified into its most basic form … a line. The cockpit, wheelbase and transmission proved the most difficult. However, after several attempts, and several variations, I ended up with the colorful rendition that you see in the photo layout.
Open Wheel Race Car;  Poster Image of Sculpture post image
  Indy Racer 34” L x 15” w x 9” h, welded cold rolled steel. I used a model of Emerson Fitapaldi’s  Lola and many photographs I took from around Gasoline Alley. To sculpt a race car out of straight metal rod was challenging.  I created a grid; where every angle and every contour was simplified into its most basic form … a line. The cockpit, wheelbase and transmission proved the most difficult. However, after several attempts, and several variations, I ended up with the colorful rendition that you see in the photo layout.
“We Dreamed of Flight” stainless steel sculpture post image
“We Dreamed of Flight” symbolizes courage, imagination, determination, through the symbolic form emerging from the dynamic circle of energy. Combining the gracefulness of nature and the principals of aerodynamics, the form is a blend between an agile bird in flight and a sleek sophisticated modern airplane. Through the use of steel and stone, I designed the sculpture to have a futuristic feel combined with a timelessness that connects the past with the future. The sculpture would be created in stainless steel or cast bronze, and stand any height between 10' and 20' and a ring diameter between 8' and 12'. With custom lighting the sculpture will emit energy and vitality. This work of art would open up new perspectives for staff, clients and visitors, helping to foster creativity through a vibrant and bold sculpture.

Harmony, Stainless Steel Cubes

Harmony,  Stainless Steel Cubes post image
Harmony, 12’ x 3’ x 3’, stainless cubes.  Vistech Research Park, W. Lafayette, IN. The art call asked for concepts that represented business people working together in a high tech innovative atmosphere, with thoughts on technology companies working together, connected for growth. I proposed “Harmony”, apiece comprised of 12 stainless steel metal cubes of various sizes pivoting around an axis, going to a height of 12 feet. This concept was presented not only as a set of sketches and photo mockups, but also as a physical scale model. Through the model and sketches, conversations could focus on the sculpture’s orientation, placement, and installation. Additional conversations about the piece resulted in fabrication adjustments to account for the environmental (wind) and the human (students possibly hanging on it).

Heart and Soul, a celebration of loved ones

Heart and Soul, a celebration of loved ones post image
Heart and Soul, 8’ x 3.5’ diameter, (clay), bronze, 2016. It is about cherishing those moments of joy that our children give to us and to our community. The sculpture depicts a playful parent and child. A small child is held in her parent’s hands as she stretches out her arms, imagining flying. I wanted a sense of playfulness and motion into my design. I integrated long, pronounced, fluid, smooth lines to lead the eye to the main focal point of the interaction of the child and adult.
Vector 7,  tapered aluminum tubing, 12′ x 12’ x12′ post image
“Vector 7” 12' x 12’ x12', tapered aluminum tubing, ¼ inch steel center core, suspended metal ring, 2016. “Vector 7” is a vibrant, fun, abstract shape, created through applying the principals of geometry and physics. I was inspired to create this artwork after experimenting with tapered tubing in a variety of concepts. My design morphed into this fractal shape that has a core center structure that balances all the extensions. The sculpture will be painted in grey aluminum with the ring painted white. The center ring will be suspended with galvanized wire. The legs will be anchored in a triangle pattern, with pre-drilled holes to anchor each pad. There are no special maintenance needs.