Posts filed under Installation


I just finished a temporary installation of my relief entitled, Entidades. It's out in front of our studio in Sellwood on the Tacoma Street side. I hope the rotating art show entertains the drivers stuck in traffic. I welcome inquiries from folks interested in encorporating into their living or work environment.

Posted on August 1, 2011 and filed under Installation.

3 Sculptures & 3 Guys Go North

Moving three sculptures to Bellingham for the Big Rock Garden Sculpture show was no easy task. First I had to go pick up Familia in Dexter, Oregon where it had been on display. Then I had to take down 'Jump' from in front of our studio with the help of my friend Roberto. I estimate it at around 500 lbs and for some reason I always seem to get the heavy end. After pumping up my truck tires, testing the trailor brakes and loading a trailor full of steel and wood we headed off for the five hour drive up North.

I was fortunate to have concrete pads for the two individual sculptures but the 'Familia' multi-person grouping had to me mounted directly into the ground. This presented me with a challenge to figure out how to stake it to the rocky ground. (I learned where the aptly named 'Big Rock Garden' comes from) Almost three hours later we finally got it solve and installed. Whew...

Looking forward to heading back next weekend for the opening weekend. The otherly newly installed sculptures will be paired with their sculptor for a chance for the public to talk with artists on Sunday, May 8th between 1 pm - 3pm.

Posted on April 24, 2011 and filed under Installation.

Installation Success at the Maryhill Museum of Art

We loaded all five family members on a trailor and headed up the Columbia Gorge to install 'Familia' at the Maryhill Art Museum in Maryhill, WA. My wife Kim Campbell and son Tamaio even tagged along for a lovely drive. After dodging peacocks and other outdoor sculpture we were able to get the trailer into place in a sweet spot next to the installation site. In order to withstand gale winds in the Gorge we used about 30 bags of concrete to anchor each piece down. Without the help of Lee Musgrave, the able-bodied grounds crew and my good friend Lee Imonen I'd have met my match on this installation for sure. The Outdoor Sculptural Invitational is in a few weeks and I can't wait to see all the other work that assembles there.

Posted on May 1, 2009 and filed under Installation.

Gallery Without Walls Installation

The installation of Jump in Lake Oswego on June 2008 was an unusually simple. The city of Lake Oswego contracted a company to do all the installations for the artists to make sure the pads and supporting spaces are engineered to proper codes. As a sculptor unaccustomed to such gracious installation support I have to say it was by far the easiest installation I've experienced.

Posted on June 14, 2008 and filed under Installation.