Sunday, January 23, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
ANOTHER LOOK BACK TO SOME PAST PROJECTS
In the mid 1980's we worked with artist Peter Huttinger on a number of his pieces.
The sculptures took the form of gates, though none were actually hinged or functioned as such.
I regret not documenting the work better. Before digital cameras etc. we just never found the time.
In addition to the photos shown here there was a large temporary installation at the Federal Reserve Garden on Fifth Street here in Cincinnati and another at the Civic Garden Center.
There were also a series of chairs that I have no record of.
Peter usually gave us full scale drawings when it was practical. We would then discuss the material, shapes and sizes he wanted to use. For example the centers of the "flowers" are 3/4" thick plates pierced with a cutting torch.
I believe the first piece we did is shown in black and white and was shown at the Toni Birkhead Gallery on fourth Street. ( now long gone)
The three paneled piece with the colored glass inserts was installed on the grounds on what I believe was a bank in Newark OH. Each section was approximately 6-7 feet high.
The largest piece was installed in front of what was then a Cincinnat Bell office building in norther Kentucky. I believe the building is now home to Toyota.
The glass panels were done by a glass artist who's name I don't recall. (my apologies)
The mounting poles and "wings" are stainless steel. The flower and decorative "tongues" are polished brass left to weather. The rest is painted steel.
(At the time powder coating was unheard of or at least in it's infancy!)