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I have made pieces that sit on desks or hang on walls,
but most of my work has been made for exterior installation.
The piece above stood at the entrance of the Cincinnati Art Museum for a season.
It was part of the original "Big Pig Gig."
It was a spoof on an Alexander Calder mobile and was called "Pigletzander Calder,"
a joke gotten only by curators and art students.
It was 25 feet high and 45 feet long.
The next Pig Gig was in association with the World Choir Games.
So I made it musical - a steel gong shaped like a pig.
Music Hall can be seen in the background as two girls strike the gong with the attached mallets.
Both of the pieces above and the piece on the left below are steel.
The piece at right above, hammered out of copper, is a dove
with an olive branch in its mouth. It's wings are about 2 feet long.
It is on a stand built for indoor display.
Artists desire to create lives inside themselves that are more interesting
than the ones they actually live. - paraphrased Stanislavsky
Stanislavsky has a point, but it ignores inspiration's ability to grip
so powerfully that it is followed even when it makes one's life worse.
I have etched designs in steel for hanging on walls,
have worked with vitreous enamel (glass melted on metal),
and done various other kinds of work
that I should show here someday
even though they make my finances worse
because they are not what people come to me to buy.
Below left is a still life created with patinas on copper.
Above right is an abstract created with glass melted on copper.
To see a digital self portrait, click here.
I rarely am asked about work other than peace poles,
so I haven't done much to display them.
You can get known for doing a certain thing
and be kept busy doing just that one thing.
Peace poles is that thing for me,
a nice thing to be busy doing.
To see peace poles, click the Home link for this site.
Translations of Peace Prayer for Peace Poles
Planting (installing) Peace Poles
Other Peace Poles I have made
History of Peace Poles | Why Peace Poles
Underwater Peace Pole | Invisible Peace Pole