Commission – Sculptural Handrail “At Play”

Recently installed at a lovely private residence in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Sculptural Handrail “At Play”

06-Railing - At Play - view below

“At Play” railing was commissioned for a Private Residence in Hillsboro, Oregon. Client’s need for the handrail was first for the purpose of safety and secondly to fulfill their wish to add a fun sculptural element to an already whimsical property. My intention with this design was to capture the playful spirit of the couple who lived and worked on their farm. The design began as two people rolling and playing on a hillside, and evolved into adding swings as a result of collaborating with the client and fabricator during the design process. This was a fun project!

Process: Made with steel square tubing, handrail stock custom rolled and pressed to follow grade onsteps, adding matching volutes, panels plasma cut from 1/8″ steel plate, ground, TIG welded , then Powder-coated Yellow.

03-Railing w Joe, Shari, Alisa, Kevin, dogs

Group shot with happy home owners and thier amazing dogs! From Left, Top Row: Kevin Moore, fabricator, Shari, Alisa Looney, designer, Front Row: Joe with great danes Spot and Patch, In Foreground: Bowman (inviting us to play!).

07-Railing - At Play - view 2 bldgs

View showing pathway with stairs and new handrail leading from home to studio.                                       What a magical location to work with!

Thank you Joe and Shari!