CONCEPTS FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS

 

 

Palm Springs Art Museum

Celebrating 30 years of public art while looking at 30 new ideas for the future.

May 16, 2019 -- June 6, 2019

 

Awarded Commissioners' Choice Awards for both Concepts

 

Marcelles as Tot and Venus Californius Sculptures for Palm Springs

 

 

PALM SPRINGS COMMISSIONERS' CHOICE AWARD

P.S. I LOVE YOU

Render for Bronze on Granite.

17 feet tall.

Public Art Concept for the City of Palm Springs, California

 

No how matter hot, Palm Springs is always cool.

Looking like Greek gods ready to hit the pool, these icons will beckon visitors and grace the city with their classic glamour.

This sculpture began a few months ago. Having recently created a large Roman Mercury sculpture, I was exploring the space between classic figures and lighter works. My art often flows between serious and fun: from POW Monuments and Hollywood portraits to Homer Simpson busts and goggled-eyed swimmer Tots. I began experimenting with computer mash-ups of Tots and museum scans of ancient works.

I became captivated by variations of Venus de Milo and Marcellus: their poses are amazing; their drapery could be towels; Marcelles’ hand interaction with his shades was perfect. I felt a bit odd about copying other sculptures until I learned that Marcellus (20 BCE) was actually a Roman appropriation of an earlier Greek Hermes (Mercury!). It was meant to be.

Materials: Depending on the scale and budget, these would be made of stainless steel, fiberglass or bronze.

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Buoyant Sculpture Stainless Steel Palm Springs  Public Art Concept

 

PALM SPRINGS COMMISSIONERS' CHOICE AWARD

BUOYANT

Render for Stainless Steel on Granite.

48 inches tall.

Public Art Concept for the City of Palm Springs, California

 

Sometimes you just need to float.

Blue skies, cool water, and a bright, shiny baby in a float tube.

I envision this sculpture on a clean, rectangular pedestal. Or as a fountain element with water flowing from under the tube and down the sides.

 

 

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More Images

 

Venus Californius Public Art for Palm Springs PS I LOVE YOU

 

Venus Californius

 

 

Marcelles as Tot sculpture for Palm Springs California Bronze on granite

 

Marcellus as Tot

 

 

 

Romanus Californius Sculptures

 

Romanus Californius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Commission examples HERE
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