Public Sculpture

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Chris Poole-Jones Memorial

Powder Coated Stainless Steel 72” h x 42” w x 36” d Commissioned for the June Key Delta Community Center in Portland, OR. This Memorial pays tribute to Christine W. Poole-Jones, an incredible community leader who was loved and respected by so many, for her generous heart, her commitment to community, family, friends, and the values she held dear. In a poised yet powerful stance this beautiful Delta Sigma Theta Soror forms with her hands the shape of the Delta triangle. This symbol represents her uncompromising commitment to make a difference for her community. In her chest the Delta symbol takes the shape of a heart, representing her generous spirit of service that she so actively gave to transform her community. She is standing on a triangular base, a variation of the Delta design, with 9 pearls to represent the 9 cardinal virtues and the strong foundation these values create. Many thanks to the Portland Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the generous support of the Portland Development Commission who made this memorial possible.
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Chris Poole-Jones Memorial

Powder Coated Stainless Steel 72” h x 42” w x 36” d Commissioned for the June Key Delta Community Center in Portland, OR. This Memorial pays tribute to Christine W. Poole-Jones, an incredible community leader who was loved and respected by so many, for her generous heart, her commitment to community, family, friends, and the values she held dear. In a poised yet powerful stance this beautiful Delta Sigma Theta Soror forms with her hands the shape of the Delta triangle. This symbol represents her uncompromising commitment to make a difference for her community. In her chest the Delta symbol takes the shape of a heart, representing her generous spirit of service that she so actively gave to transform her community. She is standing on a triangular base, a variation of the Delta design, with 9 pearls to represent the 9 cardinal virtues and the strong foundation these values create. Many thanks to the Portland Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the generous support of the Portland Development Commission who made this memorial possible.
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Taking Flight

Powder Coated Steel 96.5"h x 35"w x 44"d Public Art Collection – City of McCall, Idaho Taking Flight represents our deep connection to nature. As the bird takes flight, the person also takes flight energetically, while physically staying grounded and strong. The bird as messenger leads us to our joy. Both human and bird have energy moving through their bodies, reminiscent of the flow of water in a river, the source of all life. Created in memory of Larry G. Looney. Powder coated blue to bring attention to our deep connection to nature, open skies and free flowing rivers.
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Taking Flight (Detail)

Powder Coated Steel 96.5"h x 35"w x 44"d Public Art Collection – City of McCall, Idaho Taking Flight represents our deep connection to nature. As the bird takes flight, the person also takes flight energetically, while physically staying grounded and strong. The bird as messenger leads us to our joy. Both human and bird have energy moving through their bodies, reminiscent of the flow of water in a river, the source of all life. Created in memory of Larry G. Looney. Powder coated blue to bring attention to our deep connection to nature, open skies and free flowing rivers. – photo by Patrick F. Smith
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Taking Flight (Detail)

Powder Coated Steel 96.5"h x 35"w x 44"d Public Art Collection – City of McCall, Idaho (Photo taken while Exhibiting in Palm Desert, CA El Paseo Sculpture Invitational 2013/2014) Taking Flight represents our deep connection to nature. As the bird takes flight, the person also takes flight energetically, while physically staying grounded and strong. The bird as messenger leads us to our joy. Both human and bird have energy moving through their bodies, reminiscent of the flow of water in a river, the source of all life. Created in memory of Larry G. Looney. Powder coated blue to bring attention to our deep connection to nature, open skies and free flowing rivers.
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Heart Connection II

Powder Coated Steel 72.5"h x 63"w x 21"d Available $17,000 Heart Connection II portrays the energy between two people, deeply connecting with each other. The spiraling shapes come together to form the shape of a heart, indicating two spirits dancing, merging, yet each person remains separate as an individual. Crimson red denotes the deepest love. Award Winning Design: Heart Connection I received the Community Favorite purchase award in 2010, Arts Downtown, in Puyallup Washington.
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Choosing From Within

Powder Coated Steel 78.5” h x 61” w x 36” d Currently Exhibiting on Camano Island, WA Matze Fine Arts Sculpture Park Available $17,000 Choosing From Within represents the authentic moment of choice, when we say Yes! to life. When we trust our inner wisdom to set up healthy boundaries, this allows an opening to create new possibilities. Deep red color suggests listening to the heart. – photo by Kerry Davis Photography
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Choosing From Within

Powder Coated Steel 78.5” h x 61” w x 36” d Currently Exhibiting on Camano Island, WA Matze Fine Arts Sculpture Park Available $17,000 Choosing From Within represents the authentic moment of choice, when we say Yes! to life. When we trust our inner wisdom to set up healthy boundaries, this allows an opening to create new possibilities. Deep red color suggests listening to the heart. – photo by Kerry Davis Photography
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Contact II (bench)

Powder Coated Steel 47"h x 72.5"w x 35"d Available $17,000 Contact II (bench) – A place for people to gather, pause, and connect with each other. Created to nurture relationships, and to inspire new possibilities of playful connection. Relationships are the primary source of comfort, joy and depth in our lives. This “sunshine” yellow sculpture was created to celebrate these sacred moments of connection. – photo by Kerry Davis Photography
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CONTACT II (BENCH)

Powder Coated Steel 47"h x 72.5"w x 35"d Available $17,000 This photo taken while exhibiting in Ketchum Idaho, with Sun Valley's Baldy Mountain in the background. Contact II (bench) – A place for people to gather, pause, and connect with each other. Created to nurture relationships, and to inspire new possibilities of playful connection. Relationships are the primary source of comfort, joy and depth in our lives. This “sunshine” yellow sculpture was created to celebrate these sacred moments of connection.
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Contact I (bench)

Powder Coated Steel 47"h x 72.5"w x 35"d People's Choice Winner 2009 Sculpture Without Walls Permanent Collection - City of Cannon Beach, Oregon Sited to greet visitors near the parking area for Haystack Rock, installed on the West side of Hemlock, South of Gower St. Contact I (bench) – A place for people to gather, pause, and connect with each other. Created to nurture relationships, and to inspire new possibilities of playful connection. Relationships are the primary source of comfort, joy and depth in our lives. Powder coated bright orange to invite people in to celebrate these sacred moments of connection.
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CONTACT I (BENCH) - DETAIL

Detail with Children Powder Coated Steel 47"h x 72.5"w x 35"d People's Choice Winner 2009 Sculpture Without Walls Permanent Collection - City of Cannon Beach, Oregon Sited to greet visitors near the parking area for Haystack Rock, installed on the West side of Hemlock, South of Gower St. Photo taken while exhibiting at Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR. Children enjoy peeking through the open shapes. Contact I (bench) – A place for people to gather, pause, and connect with each other. Created to nurture relationships, and to inspire new possibilities of playful connection. Relationships are the primary source of comfort, joy and depth in our lives. Powder coated bright orange to invite people in to celebrate these sacred moments of connection.
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ROLL & PLAY

Powder Coated Steel 36"h x 75"w x 48"d Maryhill Museum of Art - Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Gift of the North Star Foundation Feature Sculpture on New Plaza overlooking the Columbia River Gorge Roll & Play invites the viewer to feel the freedom we feel when we roll around and play on the floor or in the grass. I created this piece to remind us to enjoy our lives, and make time for play, like we did so naturally as children. I chose yellow because it is a playful color, and reminds one of the color of sunflowers, and the brightest days of life.
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ROLL & PLAY

Powder Coated Steel 36"h x 75"w x 48"d Maryhill Museum of Art - Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Gift of the North Star Foundation Feature Sculpture on New Plaza overlooking the Columbia River Gorge Roll & Play invites the viewer to feel the freedom we feel when we roll around and play on the floor or in the grass. I created this piece to remind us to enjoy our lives, and make time for play, like we did so naturally as children. I chose yellow because it is a playful color, and reminds one of the color of sunflowers, and the brightest days of life.
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Heart Connection

Powder Coated Steel 72.5"h x 63"w x 21"d Community Favorite Winner 2010 Arts Downtown Permanent Collection, City of Puyallup, Washington Heart Connection portrays the energy between two people, deeply connecting with each other. The spiraling shapes come together to form the shape of a heart, indicating two spirits dancing, merging, yet each person remains separate as an individual. Crimson red denotes the deepest love.
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GOING FOR YOUR VISION

Powder Coated Steel 75"h x 44.3"w x 68.2"d People's Choice Winner 2006 Gallery Without Walls Permanent Collection, City of Lake Oswego, Oregon Going for Your Vision represents the determination, energy and action it takes to go after your life’s dream. Spiral designs symbolize the energy of the body, as well as muscle structure. Powder coated red to portray the fire in our belly when we are going after our dreams.
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CIRCLE DANCE (CELEBRATING LIFE) MAQUETTE

Steel 15.25"h x 24"w x 18"d (with base) Maquette (model) for public sculpture Estimated Life-size: 6 ft h x 7.6 ft w x 7 ft d or Monumental: 10 ft h x 12.6 ft w x 11.6 ft d Available for Commission Celebrating Life represents the dynamic that is present when our community gathers to share, interact and co-create together. People of all ages and backgrounds are joyfully connecting. Forming bridges with their arms, the figures create a symbol of belonging, bridging the age and cultural gaps through community gatherings, culture and engagement. When we join together as a group, there is a shift in the energy, a level of excitement for life which is not usually possible when alone. We empower each other to thrive in our families, our schools, and our communities. – photo by Patrick F. Smith
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CIRCLE DANCE (CELEBRATING LIFE)

Reclaimed Steel In Process First 2 (of 6) figures (see maquette) Estimated Life-size: 6 ft h x 7.6 ft w x 7 ft d or Monumental: 10 ft h x 12.6 ft w x 11.6 ft d Available for Commission Celebrating Life represents the dynamic that is present when our community gathers to share, interact and co-create together. People of all ages and backgrounds are joyfully connecting. Forming bridges with their arms, the figures create a symbol of belonging, bridging the age and cultural gaps through community gatherings, culture and engagement. When we join together as a group, there is a shift in the energy, a level of excitement for life which is not usually possible when alone. We empower each other to thrive in our families, our schools, and our communities. – photo by Patrick F. Smith