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Tattered

Tattered Series: Fine Art Medium: Canvas, mixed media, hand-forged barbed wire Dimensions: 12" x 16" x 3" Date: 2020 Exhibit: "Insight-2020", Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA The United States' political and social structure is in tatters due to racial inequality, political upheaval, greed, ego and corruption. Families ripped apart, children in cages, communities in crisis and a stymied and ineffective government, all against the background of a world-wide pandemic and a planet on the verge of a climate catastrophe. Instead of working together to solve these problems, the level of discourse is toxic, understanding and compromise have been

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Iron Will

Iron Will Series: Fine Art Medium: Hard forged steel, bound volumes, wood and paper Dimensions: 2' x 3' Date: 2020 Exhibit: "Mending the Divide", Ventura County Museum, Ventura, CA This sculpture, for the "Mending the Divide" exhibit, is a reminder that the freedoms we enjoy every day are the results of the mending together of ideals and action. Ideas alone will not set us free and action alone, without ideals, leads to inequality. Real progress requires an understanding of what has gone before, coupled with vision, creativity and hard work. In today's toxic political culture, it is even

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Ojai Museum Gates

Ojai Museum Gates Series: Public Art Medium: Hand-forged iron and stainless steel Dimensions: 10' x 12' x 4" Date: 2018 Collection: Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA Hand forged iron gates enhance this historic building in Ojai, California. This project offered numerous challenges. The gates had to comply with the regulations of the National Historic Registry as well a address the fragility and lack of support of the adjacent adobe walls, all while providing visual clues that this was a special place. To address the fragility of the adobe walls and the requirement they not

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Gravity 2.0

Gravity 2.0 Series: Healing arts Medium: Forged steel Dimensions: 18" x 65" x 10" Date: 2015 Commission: Available Location: Ojai, CA This is another in a series of soothing & healing sculptures exploring gravity and the principles of zen. The steel form is free-floating off the wall, suspended from a forged iron hanger. The lightly textured metal is accentuated by a natural patina with subtle brown, brass and copper hues, protected with a satin clear coat. This sculpture was featured on the August 2015 cover of Ventana Magazine Studio Photos by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z

By |December 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Gravity 2.0

Rejoice!

Rejoice! Series: Healing arts Medium: Stainless Steel Dimensions: 7' x 10' x 10' Date: 2013 Commission: available Location: my studio 772 Azure Court, Oak View, CA Life-size abstract dancers rejoicing as the sun sets on a wonderful day. Fabricated from two inch stainless steel tubing, the seven foot tall forms are free-standing on pivoting steel bases. I hand forged the maquette in 2011. The full size sculpture was completed in 2013. Photography by: Christopher Zsarnay / Z Studios

By |October 26th, 2013|0 Comments