These high relief wall sculptures are designed using urethane block (rock lite) with epoxy and fiberglass coatings. Rocklite is signboard used primarily for outdoor applications. The man-made material is much more stable than wood and is very durable for public or corporate installations. Scale is on average approximately 6 feet in length, by 4 feet in height. The work shown is primarily abstract, yet several of my indoor/outdoor installations use representational imagery.These puzzle-like compositions include compound angles and skewed planes creating a sense of sculptural ‘undulation’ along the wall. This work is available in smaller scales, or can be expand in scale by adding components indefinitely.
My painting technique uses layers of transparent colors creating subtle texture and revealing many sub-layers, as well as original drafting lines, etc. This process attempts to creates visual depth and display the working process and multiple revisions. Shadows appear throughout the three-dimensional forms creating color tone variations adding to the dimensional quality of the forms.
The photos display three variations: title: Le Livre shows suspended or ‘cantilevered’ compositions which incorporate lightweight, almost ‘kite-like’ elements which appear to float on either a wall or a ceiling. Most images on this web site display my ‘carved block design’ reflecting a bolder and more cubist sculptural effect.
Several of my nine public commissions are visually ‘interactive.’ This is achieved with vertical corrugation carved into the surfaces. Pigment is applied in contrasting shades on the alternate slopes of this textured surface such that when a viewer’s perspective shifts, colors coalesce in relationship to his/her movements. These bi-chromatic surfaces often draw children into a playful game of discovery engaging in the ‘holographic visual effect’ and its seemingly magical movements. My goal in this artform is to create public which stimulate curiosity, and ultimately spark communication.
These public commissions are designed to reflect symbols or unique elements specific to the site or designed based on suggestions by the communities. This collaborative process is the benefit of working in public art.
composition is shipped with a custom paper template. On the template
is drawn the outline of the design including register marks designating
the exact position of each of the wall fasteners. A composition
of five sections will require 10 wall fasteners. Included are 2
fasteners for each section. (Painting anchors or sheetrock screws
are sufficient for hanging from plywood or sheetrock; however,
it may be desired to use expansion screws. Each section of a cluster
weighs approximately 12-22 pounds.
the paper template is temporarily secured with masking tape in
the desired position on the wall, the fastener locations can be
carefully marked onto the wall with a pencil. Next the template
is removed, holes are drilled, and the fasteners are screwed into
the wall. If screws are used it is ideal to allow the head to extend
from the wall 1/4” to 3/8” of an inch. Heavy duty (two nail) picture
hangers are also suitable and used in most locations, are included
with the packet.
of the separate sections from the pre attached D-Ring apparatus,
is simple as the template and markings will allow for the exact
positions. I have designed approximately 1-2 inch spaces between
each shape. There is some slight variation intentionally designed
into the composition.
process takes me approximately 15 minutes; I would be happy to
assist in the installation, please call and set up a time. Call
anytime for aid or advice if any questions arise.
cleaning a vacuum or a soft damp cloth is advised. As with any
painting it is not recommended to use abrasives or cleaners.