Sculptor | United States
I have been creating large-scale projects for public environments since 1976, throughout Ohio, the States and in 27 countries: 23 throughout China alone. This has provided me with a uniquely broad experience of art & sculpture in many different cultural & architectural contexts. My 1st "% for art" project, POLARIS, was for Miami/Dade in 1979, in Homestead Public Library.
I work on any scale, in a wide range of materials, in various motifs & types of installation. While many of my projects have been in various kinds of metal such as stainless steel; I especially like working with stone. Many of my large-scale projects have involved working with various types of clients in both early & later stages, sometimes developing a project with them. Virtually all have been designed with their intended sites uppermost in mind, within budget & on schedule.
One of the more notable such was working with Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia, for which I built the 100 ft. high stainless steel PARADIGM, which included 66 airplane lights, representing the DNA structure, axis mundi, world tree & nature.
The mirror--polished stainless steel MORNING STAR II was also commissioned at 15’dia. representing the pole star & the “still point of the turning world”: now reinstalled in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.
One of my China projects is WIND DRAGON created for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, representing the axis mundi & an abstract dragon. My sculpture projects tend to be abstract, often geometric in 1 way or another.
Certain projects might have more literal, humanistic or figurative aspects. My stone sculptures tend to be a balance of natural aspects with human interventions.
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