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“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.

Harmony, Stainless Steel Cubes

by Pat Mack on February 3, 2016

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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).

Metal Dancer

by Pat Mack on February 3, 2016

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Dancer, steel metal balls, 18″ x 6″ x 8″

Metal sculpture using computer mouse balls and welded wire to fuse it together.

Wooden Dancer

by Pat Mack on February 3, 2016

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Hand carved dancer, ash wood, 18″ x 14″ x 10″ .

Open Wheel Race Car Design #3

by Pat Mack on February 3, 2016

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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

by Pat Mack February 3, 2016
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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 […]

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Open Wheel Race Car; Poster Image of Sculpture

by Pat Mack February 3, 2016
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  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 […]

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“We Dreamed of Flight” stainless steel sculpture

by Pat Mack February 3, 2016
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“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 […]

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Heart and Soul, a celebration of loved ones

by Pat Mack February 3, 2016
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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 […]

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Vector 7, tapered aluminum tubing, 12′ x 12’ x12′

by Pat Mack February 3, 2016
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“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 […]

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