I am honored to see Art That Works® recognized by the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and the City Arts Advisory Committee as a 2020 recipient of their Santa Barbara Business in Art Award. The award is given to a business or individual that "exhibits outstanding support of arts activity in our community, creating a stronger, more vibrant arts environment in Santa Barbara and enriching the lives of both residents and visitors" Santa Barbara has an amazing amount of art and culture, and it has been my pleasure to create Public Art to enhance this beautiful
I finished installation of the Santa Barbara State Street Tiny Libraries project today! Feedback so far has been amazing - everyone loves the bright, playful sculptures and of course the free books. Media coverage has been favorable as well, with full page features in local papers, TV coverage and two NPR interviews. I will be posting images as soon as I get time. In the meantime, if you are in Santa Barbara, head down to State Street and enjoy. NPR Interview: Hashtag sculpture heading to powder-coating. "Tiny Libraries on State" is now live in my portfolio -
Yesterday we installed "Fun for All" in Ojai's Libbey Park Playground. I will be posting a lot more photos and info - here are a few teaser images..
Ojai is about to get several new additions to the Libbey Park Playground. This week I will be installing a giant 5 ton, 20 foot long lizard, a huge Ladybug and fun archway. Be sure check back here in mid October. I will be posting a detailed blog of the entire build process including photos of the completed art, an image gallery of the installation (it's not everyday you see a 5 ton lizard flying through the air) and details of the many components with explanations of the engineering and work that was required for this project.
Here are a few process photos of works as they were developed. (I will be adding more images as time permits)