The Triptych Commission–Three Landmark Sculptures

“The Memory of Water”

Three new works for the center of a city. Bronze and steel. Two will be designed to fit into a 10 ft x 10 ft space. The third will be 60 ft (L) x 15 ft (W). The studio is humming. Draft after draft. “The Memory of Water” is taking shape.

“What does the water remember?” According to the First People, it remembers a time when the sky and the sea were one. And so it is now our task to fill the city with rapids that are breathtakingly beautiful.

The process begins with tape, steel, copper sheet and wild imaginings…and also technical drawings. Engineering is more romantic than you think.

An idea. 45 ft (L) x 10ft (H), Bronze cresting over steel waves. The bronze would be patinated blue.

An idea. 45 ft (L) x 10ft (H), Bronze cresting over steel waves. The bronze would be patinated blue.

Oarsman Before the Sun

This work of Public Art was originally commissioned by the City of Fernandina Beach (FL) and the Amelia Island Tourist Council to include debris from Hurricane Matthew. Final piece was a tribute to the ability to rebuild. 14ft tall. Driftwood, boat oars, and 24K gold. On loan at Peter’s Point from 2017-2018. In the summer of 2018, it is being rehabbed and moved to St. Paul’s (MN) Raspberry Island, a central location in the heart of the City, where it will be on permanent loan to the Minnesota Boat Club, one of the State’s oldest non-profits. (2017)

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