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It is an honor and an obligation to make things that people are ritualistically attached to, especially such things that last for generations. It never goes unnoticed when I do this kind of work. This font was dedicated just before Christmas, 2013. I am responsible for the granite basin and trough. The rest is the work of others. The granite design is a product of myself and the architect, Nikki.
I try to work with an architect or a client to help them get what they want, within the budget allowed. This piece is a good example of a collaborative effort of a good team. Amber did a great job on the mosaics, too.
The water constantly fills and drains at the same time., very slowly, so unless the church is empty and silent, it can’t be heard.
I greatly enjoyed the congregation dipping their fingers in as they gathered for the dedication of the church. I watched the ceremony with fascination and respect, as I am not Catholic. I was glad to be invited, glad to be there.
I was commissioned to create the focal sculpture for an Ohio park dedicated to our nation’s fallen First Responders. I created hundreds of different images of people doing very ordinary things; all of the poses are the sorts of things we all do every day, from walking the dog to playing a trumpet. I wanted to convey that any of us could have been targeted that day. Being asked to create a memorial sculpture for an event like 9/11 is beyond an honor; I felt an obligation to not only those that died that day, but to those of us living and doing our best not to forget. Working as a public sculptor is to be part of a memorial tradition as old as civilization.
Several of the first responders from New York’s Fire and Police departments came for the dedication.
The figures were each first drawn on paper, and then cut from sheet wax, which was then shaped and cast in stainless steel. Each stainless plate was then welded to the others to create a large steel “flame”.
Because the final sculpture has so many edges to catch the cover, a custom canvas cover was made to the right shape. After a few test runs the officer in charge of the unveiling figured out a technique, and the unveiling at the ceremony came off with no struggles.
The Honor Guard stood at attention for nearly an hour, amazingly motionlessly. They conveyed everything such an effort is expected to convey, and then some.
The architecture, lighting, granite, and fountain works were done by others, and they all did a fantastic job. Thanks guys!
These photos were all taken at the dedication by my daughter Amber, then fifteen.
If I remember, later I will crop this picture.
The piece at night casts amazing shadows on the entire area, and shimmers as the lights pass through the rippling water.
This was one of my first public projects. It is still in operation, almost twenty years later. the water flows out of the book and across the split boulder, and disappears. The boulder is suspended on a stainless steel grate that holds the gravel at grade level.
This Thurber Dog facing down a butterfly is at the home of the funder of the Thurber House 100th Anniversary Garden.
My daughter was featured in the newspaper riding this Thurber Dog at the inaugural. She was five. She tuurns twenty this year.
Still, twenty years later, the ball balances. Epoxy.
The water flows across the pages, down and away. This li one of the best reading places in Columbus, I’ve heard from many.
This dog has since become so overgrown most he’s hard to see.
This sweet dog is now surrounded by flowers, and seems to be smelling them at the right time of year. Time is everything with sculpture.
The Slueth Dog. Tricky tail.
The digging dog has all but dug himself right out of sight.
The Balancing Dog has been balancing for over ten years now…
And the sniffing dog has been sniffing since the last century.