The CLIMBERS start their voyage at the 8 ½' level of the 25'h x 34'w limestone faced wall on the first floor lounge area at the Hyatt. Six tangerine colored ropes, one used by each figure in their climb, converge at a single point at the top of the wall. The concept of the CLIMBERS — People come together at a convention to work towards a common goal.
This inspirational sculpture is viewed by visitors coming to Denver from all over the world.
Commissioned by McGrath & Braun art consultants, Denver CO
Common area lounge at the Hyatt Regency
OUR JOURNEY is about the the "climb to the top", celebrating the work it takes to accomplish goals. The wall of the Geico Garage at the Amway Center in Orlando is seven stories — 97' high. Six life-sized figures of men and women scale the wall using brightly colored ladders to reach various levels on their climb to the top. A single female figure stands on the sidewalk at the bottom of the wall directing pedestrian's gaze upward to follow the climber's journey. At the top of the wall a single figure stands with arms spread open, exulting in the achievement of reaching the top.
The figures were sculpted in clay and cast in aluminum. The ladders are fabricated from extruded aluminum and painted with a special paint originally created for offshore drilling rigs.
This project was commissioned and made possible by Michael Lehman of Bobosart Consultants working with the Orlando Committee for the Arts.
Fabrication and engineering in Denver, CO at Demiurge Design. Aluminum figures cast in Berthoud, CO at Madd Castings Art Foundry.
photos: Calleen LaPietra
Life sized cast & patinated aluminum figures suspended in the three story atrium of the Heritage Plaza Building in downtown Houston, TX.
Commissioned by Goddard Investment Group.
Inspired and dedicated to the patrons in all lives—the kind and generous individuals who give us the wings to reach new heights, new levels of achievement.
The 10' tall sculpture was first cast in bronze at Fedde Foundry, Denver CO, most recently at Madd Castings art foundry, Berthoud CO
Locations: Greenwood Village, CO at the Orchard Falls Building reflecting pond and in Dallas, TX in the lobby of the St Paul Place Building.
Coming soon to a stunning new property in Atlanta by the Goddard Investment Group
PATRON at Orchard Falls Bldg, Greenwood Village, CO
At the foundry
St Paul Place Bldg, Dallas TX
Cast and patinated aluminum
9' in diameter
Located in the first floor atrium of Jackson Life Insurance, Denver Tech Center
Commissioned by McGrath & Braun art consultants, Denver CO
First floor lobby of the Heritage Plaza Building, downtown Houston TX
Bronze, 6'h x 8.5'l
Commissioned by Goddard Investment Group
Digital enlargement by Synnapsys, Norman OK
Cast at The Crucible art foundry, Norman OK
THE CLIMBERS at Regis Jesuit High School
Located in the boys' wing of Regis Jesuit High School in Centennial CO, this sculpture of nine figures "climbing to the summit" is designed to be an inspiration to the students, a visual metaphor to remember their days of study and achievement, and a positive reminder that achieving goals is the result of hard work and dedication.
This special sculpture was created with the leadership and vision of Fr Philip Steele, JS and the generosity and patronage of Dr. Wayne Yakes.
Cast in Denver at Lee West Studios
Cast in Denver by the team at Lee West Studios.
I've seen rusting steel scaffolding enclosing ancient structures in Rome and Athens, delicate bamboo scaffolding in China and Cambodia. To me, scaffolding is beautiful, always an integral part of renovation or construction. It is Man at Work.
*See the RESIDENTIAL section for examples of this idea in residential settings
Bronze and steel
4' x 8'
Located in downtown Denver CO in entry of the 17th & Larimer Building
Commissioned by the Nichols Partnership, Denver CO
Cast at Joseph's Artworks, Sheridan CO
TOWER of MAN
Tower of Man is twelve feet tall, of cast and patinated bronze, it is composed of five half-life sized figures standing on each other's shoulders.
It is dedicated to the idea that we all have, at various times in our lives, stood on the strong shoulders of others, our mentors, educators, patrons and friends.
Commissioned by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival to be presented to the Cherry Creek Business District in Denver CO.
Cast in Denver at Lee West Studios art foundry.
Encounters is a special sculpture created for the Pinnacol Assurance corporate art collection in Denver CO. The sculpture was specifically designed for the staff. It was placed in the pathway of the employees as they entered the building from the employee parking area. It is meant to both confront and engage
Encounters is an interactive sculpture. The cast aluminum male and female figures are designed to be moved to different spaces on the gridded base.This provides a nearly unlimited variety of compositions—geometric, philosophical or psychological are just a few of the themes possible. The staff members were encouraged to move the figures to different locations on the grid as they passed by. This means the sculpture is constantly changing, evolving—always somehow different.
It was said that at times it could be read as a barometer of the employee morale—especially if all the figures were placed back to back!
I was commissioned by Lewis/Graham art consultants to create sculpture for the Archstone Corporation, a realty mgt company in Denver. The company's logo was the image of an arch. I suggested that the people in the company were the strength that held the arch. This idea of a strong figure supporting either end of and arch was used to create 12 bronze sculptures given to each of the principals in the company when it was dissolved.
The bronze sculpture was finished in an antique green on gold patina and mounted on a jet black hardwood base.
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE PAST
It's a neo Classical head, neither Roman or Greek, but inspired by both. It's a mask with open spaces at the eyes. Standing in the space behind the face are a man and a woman looking through the eyes to the future. Their heads create the illusion of eyes, especially when viewed from a distance.