ACHF Arts Access
Expand/ further develop my artistic abilities by transitioning from working exclusively with mild steel, into working with stainless steel. The techniques I'll master by working on this piece, (hopefully the first of many), will be evident upon completion/ installation of the sculpture. 2: I feel the trails already interested in my work would feel confident seeking funding for installations at their parks when they see this initial sculpture. Public reaction will show the initial sculpture has been well-received. Other trails commissioning work will show the idea of sculpture at public trails is a concept that will work to spread public art to a new audience.
This project allowed me to successfully transition into working in stainless steel, making me a more competitive public art sculptor. The quality of the sculpture is easy for all to see in its new public home at Montiview Park in Monticello. Upon its installation, the city, very pleased with this project, almost immediately commissioned me to create two more sculptures out of stainless steel for another park in their town. 2: This project demonstrated parks and trails are perfect venues for sculpture, and I was immediately commissioned for more work. The sculpture and project itself; the fact that it is at a mountain bike trail, definitely got people's interest. I have been able to talk to four parks systems so far about how to seek funding and commission art for their trails. I feel this idea will take root and spread. I'm hoping to do another similar project in greater Minnesota in 2019 or 2020.
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