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Time Piece


This stainless steel arch with working street clocks marks the entry of the El Monte transit center outside of Los Angeles.  The cast aluminum clocks were given a steel pipe skeleton to withstand tension forces from the array of supporting cables.


Candy Box


Located at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, this piece celebrates the historical significance of the city as a long time maker of candy.  Individual candy pieces are styled to represent important aspects of the city's culture.  Each candy was created from a custom mold of fast curing liquid plastic.  The box is painted aluminum. 


Birth of the NFL


This public art piece is located in Canton, Ohio and commemorates the frontier of the NFL.  It is composed of carbon and stainless steel as well as dichroic glass.


Ship of Pearl


Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Saint Paul Cathedral in Boston, the piece is a new look to the building's previously unadorned pediment.  The piece is composed of aluminum furring, aluminum composite panels, and hand-formed aluminum representing the cross section of a nautilus shell.  The coating system and shape of the formed pieces mimics stone tracery found in Gothic cathedral architecture. 


Battle of Wills


This western themed bronze is part of a larger redevelopment at the Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming.  The unbalanced composition of the 4000 pound sculpture creates the illusion of action.  Weight of the cantilevered mass is countered by a large mass of concrete below the landscape.  To achieve adequate strength, the thin legs are composed of solid cast stainless steel forms.


Question Mark


This piece punctuates the grand opening of the newly renovated main branch of the Madison Public Library.


Utep Pickaxe


This sculpture at the University of Texas of El Paso commemorates both the mining history and embrace of digital technology at the school.  The pre-rusted slain clads the cantilevered steel structure within.


Iridesent Cloud


Stainless steel tension structure spanning 60 feet over a public plaza at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  Supported by three hexagonal masts and a mesh of cables.  Each cloud is constructed of an apparently random, three dimensional web of stainless steel rods with several small acrylic prisms attached to the rods. 




Water, steel, and glass form a prominent entry to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.


Hawk Sculptures


Two 22 ft tall hawk sculptures and their foundations


Drawing Room


This comical portrait studio of sorts is constructed from 5/16 inch thick carved plate, small pipe edge stiffeners, and large pipe supports.  It provides a gathering point for visitors to a new light rail stop in Mesa, Arizona.  The cone reflects hundreds of portrait cut-outs based on photographs from local towns people.


Equinox Sculpture


Equinox was not just engineered, but also fabricated and erected by KL&A, Inc.  In addition, Doug Rutledge of KL&A contributed to the artistic conception of the piece.  This sculpture in Loveland, Colorado is built from common structural steel shapes and highlights symbols from the region's past and present.


Shadow Array Sculpture at DIA


This large scale public art piece adorns the new light rail terminal at the south terminal redevelopment of the Denver International Airport.  The piece consists of a regular march of cantilevered logs along both embankments of the terminal approach.  Progressive changes in cantilever length lends a dynamic interest to the piece as passengers arrive by train.  Colorado beatle-kill logs are a primary source of material.


Flame Flower


This towering 38 foot tall sculpture is the centerpiece to a hotel renovation in the Gaslamp District of San Diego.  The piece is composed of 316 stainless steel pipe and strips of 1/8 inch thick plate.  Stability of the petal element is gained through their form in a gentle bowl shape.


The Cloud


The Cloud is located in a traffic roundabout in El Paso, Texas.  It stands 60 feet high and is composed of thousands of 8 inch square, thin, metal flaps that move in the breeze.


Trade Deficit (RiNo Shipping Containers)


Conventional shipping containers were deconstructed and reassembled to create a striking monument in the River North District of Denver.  The choice of materials reflects the manufacturing and shipping history of the RiNo area.


Sun Spot


This 20 foot tall dog sits outside the Denver Animal Shelter.  It is composed of steel framing, wrapped in steel mesh, and clad with over 90,000 stainless steel dog tags.


Willow Grove


Telescoping bundles of pipes create a light-tipped steel forest along Broadway in Jackson, Wyoming.  Speed of installation was key to maintaining a tight budget.  To that end, concrete footings were precast at the artist's studio in Washington state prior to shipping to Wyoming.


Denver Botanic Gardens Albedo


This 36 foot tall sculpture is located within an atrium of the parking garage at the Denver Botanic Gardens.  The piece is composed of rolled stainless steel pipes and is partially supported by the concrete garage structure.  The sculpture is adorned with 2 inch by 2 inch panels of laminated dichroic glass.