This piece was completed in the spring of 2012, and installed inside the South Beach FL home of Mr. Eyal Lalo, CEO of Invicta Watch Co. The entire sculpture was hand formed and fabricated from 304 stainless steel, and polished to a mirror finish. The piece stands approximately 16-17ft tall, and is 14-15ft wide. As seen from the images, the sculpture begins on the 1st floor and passes through an opening, approx. 12.5ft wide by 1.5ft deep in the 11ft ceiling above. The uppermost branches of the sculpture emerge into the second level in the space opposite the dinning room and can be viewed above, and as you move up, the glass and stainless steel staircase.
Title: Farming Flora
Media: Steel, Chain, Rotary Hoes
Approx. Heights: 10 ft
Commissioned for installation at Belle Gray Farm, VA
Below is a preview of the jacket for the band Chozpareï, from Montpellier France. They are currently recording their 4th album and asked to use “The Diving Lesson” as part of the jacket image.
“The Evolution of Flora” is an original kinetic steel sculpture. It was installed in front of the Performance Arts Center in downtown Colorado Springs in June 2009, as part of the cities 11th Annual Art on the Streets Exhibition and Competition. The milestone event boasted its largest number of entries and its highest caliber of artwork to date, hosting Artist from across the country and abroad. Participating for the 1st time and the only out-of-state artwork to place, ”The Evolution of Flora” was proud to received the competition’s 3rd prize and 5k award.
“The Evolution of Flora” has since been purchased by Colorado Springs’ Performance Arts Center, where it continues to reside.