“Sky Drill” ,is one of the 3 inaugural sculptures by TX artists selected by the new art program "Art on the Llano" in Lubbock, Texas.
“Sky Drill” ,is one of the 3 inaugural sculptures by TX artists selected by the new art program "Art on the Llano" in Lubbock, Texas. Read more
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 Lubbock.
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 be covered.
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!
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