I had a client who wanted one of my stainless steel wall pieces altered to put outside in her garden. First, I did a photoshop mock-up to show her what a sculpture of that height would look like. She had sent me photos with a 48″ wooden stake as a placeholder so I could more accurately judge the size. She wanted to see what it would look like from her home and close up, (below) is my mock-up:
This (below) is the actual piece made for her and installed:
In April I completed a sculpture medallion of the former president of the AFL-CIO, John J. Sweeney which will be displayed in their “Hall of Presidents” in Washington, DC near the White House. The medallion is 40″ in diameter. (Below)
In May I completed a portrait of Admiral Samuel Nicholson as part of the Nicholson Award Plaque to be on permanent display at the Annapolis Naval Academy.
The plaque featured a great deal of laser-engraved details including the U.S.S. Constitution as well as nautical map detailing which was completed by SmartDesign in Woodbridge, VA -a company I often partner up with. (Above) is my clay original before touch-up and casting in nickel-silver.
The next project I will be creating is “The Dancer” for the City of Fairfax. I created the small model below for the Fairfax Art Commission to use to discuss the project in their meetings and with City staff and the Mayor. They all gave it a thumbs up so we are now working out hte details. The finished sculpture will be placed at the Sherwood Community Center complex in Fairfax, Virginia.
It will be a stainless steel sculpture 7.5 feet tall of a dancing female figure similar to “The Acrobat” I showed you in my February post.
This project is due to be completed by September and will be displayed in the garden circle in the center of this photograph below:
“The Acrobat” is located in front of the hotel, one block from the busy King Street metro at 1620 Prince Street at the new Hilton Garden.