OctoSteam

Submitted by Adolfo Gonzalez

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Client: Clark County Art Commision

Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $17,000

Project Team

Artist

Adolfo Gonzalez

Diversified Expressions

Public Art Agent

Clark County Art Commission

Industry Resource

Vector Engineering

Industry Resource

Richarson Construction

Overview

This work is base on the Steampunk artwork. It's 9'-4″ x 30″ long, all metal with faux paint, all hand made & welded. I sketch out the initial design, then rendered in Corel Draw. Next I made a 3D model in 3D Max. The made the blueprints, and sent to have it engineered for approval. Once it was approved, I began fabrication, paint, and finally installment.

Goals

My theme idea was based on where it was going to be located (in the middle of the street medium). Then I began to think about who would be viewing my sculpture piece, something for people of all ages. As a love for cars and art, I began to sketch and came up with a Steampunk piece. I integrated vintage car parts, farm pieces, and metal. The Sci-Fi Victorian, mixing an octopus with a time machine.

Process

It began with the committee at Clark County Art Commission, and being chosen with 10 other commission artists. Each did his/her own artwork. I working with Richerson's Construction for the installation, Vector Engineering through Yesco, some youth from the community, and some artist friends from Left of Center Art Gallery.