The client had a clear vision of five ceramic flame columns rising out of his rock wall of boulders brought in from Montana. We added two large clay eggs, 150 lbs. each, and three acorns, made of 200 lbs. of stoneware. We had a wonderful crew help install the 10 works of art and help us light it.
The goal was to create a natural addition to the environment, integrated into the boulders that are in the landscape surrounding the property.
I flew to the job site with tile samples and photos of previous artwork and we created a lay out and a plan. Once I had created the work, based on decisions we had made, my art installer drove a truck with the art across the country. We worked together at the job site. All artwork is fully installed and will endure earthquakes. My artwork is proven weather worthy from the outdoor elements, of wind, freezing and color burning sun rays.
This project was great fun!
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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