Client: City Creek Reserve, Inc
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Completion date: 2012
Artwork budget: $200,000
Public Art & Practice
Bill Williams, Director of Architecture
City Creek Reserve, Inc.
Ochs Wax Pouring
Patrick Kipper Patination
The Base Shop
This bronze sculpture, depicting 10 Utah animals in a montage style composition, measures 14 feet long, 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The plinth was provided by the client to the artist’s specifications, incorporating the same marble that is found elsewhere in the project.
The new mixed use center is called "City Creek" with a landscaped creek running through its entire three city blocks. The sculpture was to have the theme of "Animals, Nature and Creek". The animals depicted in this montage type composition are all indigenous to a Utah riparian habitat and incorporate Utah's state mammal, bird, fish and symbol.
The RFQ was submitted by the Art Consultant; upon being selected as a finalist, the initial design was created in maquette form by the Artist; upon being selected for the project, the artist worked with the client's Director of Architecture to negotiate the contract; during creation of the intermediate size and final size clay sculptures, approval was given in person by representatives of the client partners; the bronze casting was produced by the artist's subcontractors: mold-maker, wax chaser, foundry, metal finisher and patineur; the base was constructed by the client's Architectural firm; installation was done my the artist's sub-contractor with assistance from the client's Construction company; photos were taken by the Artist, the artist's Photographer and a Construction worker.
This sculpture, though being cast in bronze, is one-of-a-kind, no other castings of which will be produced in any size.