Winner of the 2019
Greeley, CO New Transit Center
Public Art Commission!
I’ve been awarded a commission to design, fabricate, deliver and install a 10’ x 40’, 3D relief sculpture for the City of Greeley, CO, after applying to a national Request For Proposals with over 80 applicants! This is my largest public sculpture project to date at 10’ x 40’!
Below are pictures of the conceptual design, the fabrication process, installation process and final result. I had the opportunity to replace the stock imagery of transportation vehicles used in the initial design as place makers, with actual images of Greeley, CO specific buses, trolleys and trains directly from the Greeley Museum Archives Black & White images! So you will see a difference in the concept art and the final product.
Concept Art used in the initial application.
Original design proposal
This project was a real challenge as we had to include the existing sign in the design, it was my first out of state, major sculpture, and everything had to be installed on a curved surface.
Final Product installed!
BREWERY FIRE MURAL
EPIC FAN ART MURAL PAINTED AT NEW TANEYTOWN BREWERY
Custom mural for the Grand Opening of Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD, Sept. 2019. This piece depicts a futuristic cantina scene filled with the owners most favorite characters from tv, film and gaming. We plan to create a Scavenger Hunt list for their customers to use while enjoying the outdoor beer garden mural to hunt for all the Easter Eggs hidden within the artwork, as well as photo ops in front of the mural sitting on that orange chair.
In addition to the exterior mural, I painted a smaller interior piece as faux space-aged machinery. Again, chock full of numeric Easter Eggs from the owners favorite scifi/fantasy films and games.
Ripley from Alien, Samus from Metroid and George Costanza.
Add Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia and Indiana Jones.
Add Paul Atreides from the film Dune.
Authors CS Lewis & JRR Tolkein, who were great friends in real life.
Gnarf from 80’s TV animated cartoon Thundercats, Mog from Final Fantasy, Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise, both Sarah Conner and the T-800 model from the film franchise Terminator, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.
Gandalf & Yoda doing some parlor tricks.
Willow chillin’ with a cold one - Nelwin sized.
Close up of the T-800 model Terminator. So much fun to paint!
Mal Reynolds from the cult classic TV series Firefly, presumably waiting for his drink, and April from TMNT animated classic fingering the Turtles’ colored masks.
Sketch lines and spray paint.
Before…a blank wall.
New Functional Public Sculpture Adorns Apt Courtyard
Parkview Manor Apts
After competing nationally for this assignment, managed and facilitated by the Hyattsville Community Development Corp. and funded by the Montgomery Housing Partnership, (MHP)., I was awarded the commission to design, fabricate, deliver and install three public sculptures for the garden courtyards at the Parkview Manor Apt.’s in Hyattsville, MD. This project represents the first large scale public sculpture commission I have ever received and is such an incredible learning experience, thanks to the Director of the Hyattsville CDC Stuart Eisenberg, who is willing to share his extensive knowledge about the public art making process.
The first sculpture is art for art sake, called “The Feather”, seen below. The second piece is a functional climbing structure meant for elementary aged kids entitled “The Turtle”. And the final work is a resting area similar to a bus stop named “The Shell”, where parents can sit and watch their children play. All these will be colored to compliment each other in matching style and are designed to create an amenable space for the residents of Parkview Manor.
Free Standing Art Piece
3D modeled in Rhino
1/4th scale model (bare wood) cut from 1/4” plywood on the Laser Cutter
Full size panels printed with a protective coat of Waterbourne Epoxy Corotec prior to the epoxy resin coating of Tarbender.
NEW PUBLIC SCULPTURES INSTALLED FOR THE
SMITH CREEK SOCCER CENTER
THE RENAISSANCE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
IN WAKE FOREST, NC!
Artist Kirk Seese installed two “Feather” sculptures in July after being selected as a finalist by the Wake Forest Public Art Commission 2019-2020 public sculpture exhibition. They are located at 690 Heritage Lake Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 and at the corner of Elm Ave. & Taylor St. across the street from the Renaissance Centre for the Arts. The pieces will be up and on loan for the next two years with an option to buy for our permanent collection.
The Feather is my debut piece as a public sculptor and has been selected for sculpture exhibitions in:
TX, TN, MS, MD, IN, IL, CO, GA & NC
this year so far! Pictured below is the one installed for the Old Town Art Splash Festival in Coppell, TX, and one for Johnson City, TN.
The standard Feather stands 10 feet tall with 3/4” Baltic birch plywood panels directly printed on and coated with an epoxy resin, attached to a 2” x 2” square tubular steel post. There are many color combinations to choose from and are made to order.
This piece represents my first of hopefully many public sculptures to come!
Johnson City, TN Founders Park
Winner of the 2019
Kent County Arts Council
Rock Hall Mural Project
Java Rock Coffee wall mural
Rock Hall, MD
Spent my May weekends on the beautiful Eastern Shore painting a 40 foot mural on the back of the Java Rock Coffee House with the help of some local students and community members.
Watch out for the making of video coming soon!
I would like to thank…
Sam Dowlings Painters for prepping the wall, Greg Krafchik from Sherwin Williams Rock Hall for generously supplying the paint, the students and community of Rock Hall for assisting with the base coats, Jim Rich and the lovely ladies of Java Rock for the spectacular meals and keeping me hydrated, Joanne Rich and the Rock Hall Main Street Group for sponsoring the mural contest, Sandy from Hickory Stick who let me store my supplies in her shop, my host and tour guide Wayne & Laurie Walters, who opened their home to me and have been graciously sharing Rock Hall, Get The Scoop for the best ice cream on the Eastern Shore, and most of all my family for allowing me to spend a months worth of weekends to complete something really special that will bless the community of Rock Hall for years to come.