Various Public Works:
Original In the Artist's Collection
Unique Cast Bronze - 1987
31.5"H x 12"W x 5"D
Installed in 2021
63"H x 21"W x 12"D
Garden Parasol - Variation II
Merced College Learning Resource Center
In 2017, Dr. Susan Walsh (former LRC Director) selected "Garden Parasol - Variation II" to donate to the Merced College Library to commemorate our upcoming retirements after many decades of service to Merced College.
This is a smaller variation of Vessel of the Innocents III in a red patina color.
~ Mercy / UC Davis Cancer Center ~
Vessel of the Spirit
In 2000, Marge McAuley and Family commissioned a sculpture to honor her late husband Robert McAuley to beautify the entryway atrium of the new Mercy / UC Davis Cancer Center, Merced, CA.
Vessel of the Spirit
6'9" x 1'8" x 1'3"
The vessel is a timeless symbol, a utilitarian object that holds food or water for sustaining nourishment. Here, it represents a container for the elixir of healing medicine, spilling forth from a vase resting on the figure's hip. The human body is a vessel as well, temporarily housing the spirit, the soul. An eternal flame rests upon two crossing vertical lines that point upward toward the heavens symbolizing victory of eternal life.
- Public or Private -
Various works can be enlarged any scale using a laser scanner & 3D printer technology.
- Original in the Artist's Collection
31"H x 13"W x 3"D
Edition of 7 - sold out - in numerous collections world wide.
"Parted II" represents a couple who have separated.
It is the second variation on a similar work called "Parted".
I retain the original ARTIST'S PROOF of PARTED II for future commissions and retrospective exhibitions.
She can be scanned and enlarged to any scale.
- Past, Present, Future -
19" x 8.5" x 3"
Edition of 7 - SOLD OUT
The original was scanned by a laser, information fed to a CAD (computer-aided design) program, then linked to a lathe which cut a 7' block of urethane foam. We covered exterior in fiberglass before hollowing interior, gel coated textured finish, sanded smooth and painted in automative enamels to replicate a bronze patina.
Mixed Medium: fiberglass, gelcoat, urethane foam, aluminum, steel, wood, & enamel
The two were first displayed together at the Grand Opening at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center Exhibition in 1996.
The fiberglass foam enlargement is very light weight, which
makes this work ideal for transportation to multiple exhibitions - no forklift needed.
For Sale - to be cast in bronze upon commission
The enlargement would mirror the thin quality of the original piece, rather than the thicker structure of the fiberglass enlargement.