Clay shapes me as much as I shape it. One of the greatest beauties of my sculptures is emotion. As I feel sad, happy, angry or excited, it will be shaped into the clay and then captured forever into Bronze. -Austin Weishel
This film captures how a young man struggled through school with dyslexia and his own personal judgment of self worth. As he finds meaning in his life his struggles turn into strengths that are displayed across the country. Benjamin Dinsmore’s filming ability is untouchable. His focus on capturing his new mini doc, “Bronzed Life”, in a high quality filming has brought this mini doc to a emotional picture. With this film Ben and Austin hope to inspire others who may be struggling the same way in life, and that these struggles can turn into strengths and meaning. Austin Weishel: austinweishel.com
Katie LaSalle had the chance to meet Austin Weishel for the first time in June. Her story of Austin aired more then 6 times on 7 news. Her talent along with Austin’s, gave a shining spotlight on Austin’s latest monument for the Windsor Severance historic society and gave everyone a glimpse inside an artist life.
Windsor – Severance Historic Monument installed!
Below you will see Austin weishel hard at work installing his latest sculpture at the Board Walk Park in Windsor, CO. As he helps his install crew, his attention to detail and his enthusiasm is remarkable!
A new video of the “The Protector” as it is casted in bronze to the unveiling at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training center.
The Lakewood arts community around 14th Avenue unveiled another addition to their public arts offerings with the new “Community” bench on June 24.
The bench was created by sculptor Austin Weishel and fabricator Tim Driscoll, both firefighters, after being paired by Travis Hopwood, the prior No. 1 station captain.
The bench was a collaboration between West Metro Fire and the City of Lakewood, with funding provided by the city’s Neighborhood Participation Program.
The bench incorporates a fire ladder into the design, and there are custom bronze pieces that augment the work.
Here are some of the best things we heard at the unveiling:
Point 1: Austin Weishel — This was a new kind of project for me, but it was interesting to combine Tim and my abilities on the project. And now we’ve made a piece that will last forever.
Point 2: Tim Driscoll — The captain reached out to us about creating a metal project for Lakewood, and it was an honor to be asked to contribute.
Point 3: Maddie Nichols — I think the final work is great, especially since it signifies firehouse No. 1. It’s a great addition to the firehouse and the neighborhood.