Objectives and Overview
A PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACT STAINLESS STEEL AND POWDER COATED SCULPTURE
My sculpture is a form of simplified abstraction with ideas taken from our environment, which include pieces centered around themes of Sailing, Flight, UFO's, Mountains, and Figures. In much of my work I have tried to create a sense of life. I have also tried to create a sense of essence and feeling of movement. All forms are essential to create a sense of life just as in nature.
I try to create a sense of life and a feeling of potential movement with each sculpture. I also strive to do something which is attractive and makes a pleasing visual statement.
STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATION
Plans for these sculptures originated with detailed drawing from my model sculptures over the years. Then I had my sculptures professionally welded and after I did the finish work. I continued that until 1997, at which point I did my own welding on model sculptures. Zimmerman programmers took my took my drawings with dimensions, converted them to Autocad format. A computer-guided laser cut out all parts. Dunrite Deburring then sanded all of them.
My costs for making these pieces are high because fabricators cost $90.00 per hour, plus lots of programming, which adds to the expense. For steel, parts were all cut by a computer-guided laser. Two in Harmony, for example, has 34 parts and all fit together perfectly.
COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE FABRICATION PROCESS
I created model sculptures using wax. I then took them to the company below that specializes in bronze casting:
Art Casting of Colorado
Zimmerman Metals, Inc.
Ed Dunn, Parts Cutting
GBC Steel Fabrication
Joe Terrill, Welder
Alex Le, Welder
Ivo Vinklarek, Welder
Pristine Powder Coating
Lee Goldenstein, Finisher
Kevin Briggs, Finisher
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Jerry Duncan, Engineer
Once my current bronze items are sold out, it takes up to 6 months to cast new ones.