Stainless Steel 70” x 16” x 16” 2021 Newburg, OR
This recently completed sculpture was originally conceived as a site specific artwork for the City of Albany which is one of the Titanium production capitals of the world. Looking for relevance, I explored the molecular structure of Titanium and was attracted to their bipyramid or regular octahedron shape. There is also a sphere inside the double square based pyramid. Cool! I started playing with variations. I separated the pyramids to expose the sphere, I balanced them on different axes. I found the 45-degree angles didn’t resonate with the surrounding outdoor shapes. We are accustomed to seeing Douglas Fir Trees and Pine Trees that are steeper angles. The 60 / 90 Degree shape “fit” better. So, I modified and stylized until I found something that spoke to me. I made some small models and adjusted the shapes some more. I didn’t get the commission but I developed the idea and I made it anyway. I’ve always wanted to be able to afford to collect my own art, so now I do.
For a more in-depth look at the process, check out this YouTube video!
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