I have been working on a custom architectural piece for the last seven months. I’m recreating a bronze wall that was first installed in the 1900s. This original piece has many historical references, one of the most important being the connection to the assignation of President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was shot in the basement of the building that this new piece is being designed for.
This project is both exciting and challenging for me; I’m very eager to pursue more design pieces and architectural elements of art, while still overcoming the challenges of modern day code and enforcement.
Building walls and elevators of bronze is a rewarding feat, due to the fact that I can only sculpt so much and so deep while still remaining in modern building code. There are many moving parts that I have to think about during every step. Even though today’s technology propels us towards the future and solves many problems, it’s not without limitations. Adding bronze to an elevator and wall is heavy and I am working tirelessly to meet code compliance.
I am excited to continue working on this piece, and can’t wait to show you the final work.