Hello and thank you for your interest in this
project and your support for public art in general.
I'm very excited to be one of three inaugural artists chosen to create a sculpture for the newly formed Art
on the Llano, a consortium of Lubbock, Texas based arts organizations,
working with the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Tech University.
A few months ago representatives from Art
on the Llano contacted me to offer this great art opportunity. They
requested that I loan them a large scale sculpture for a period of two years. The
sculpture will be displayed near West Loop 289 @ Marsha Sharp Freeway in
I have collaborated to create large scale
sculpture on a commission basis in the past. However, due to the expense of creating
large scale sculpture, I don't have a sculpture, already built, sitting in
inventory. As an emerging sculptor in the public art arena, I did not want to
miss out on this high exposure opportunity. Since I couldn’t provide them with
a sculpture that was already built, I asked if I could design and create a
sculpture specific to the Lubbock Region. They agreed, so I created some
sketches and proposed “Sky Drill”
“Sky Drill” is designed to represent an abstracted
combination of two classic American forms: the water pumping windmill and
wooden water tank which are popular forms in Lubbock history. Once completed, I hope this sculpture will
evoke thoughts of our constant pursuit to harness natural energy, windmills in
the past and wind generators in the present. The sculpture will be created from aluminum
and steel. The approximate dimensions are 14’ high, 20’wide, 16’ deep.
This is where I need your support. Art
on the Llano has agreed to pay me $2500 to create “Sky Drill” to loan to them over the next two years. I gladly
accepted the opportunity even though the $2500 will only cover the cost of
materials. All other expenses: labor,
steel fabrication costs, studio rental, consumables and transportation will not
Steel, outdoor sculptures of this size (14'
tall) are typically commissioned for $50,000 and up. Please help me reach
my goal of $5,000 to cover basic costs to build and deliver this sculpture to Art
on the Llano by August 1st, 2012
Your generous pledge will be helping an
emerging sculptor as well as supporting Public Art for all to enjoy. Thanks!