|For 2005, the art community of Sonoma County created |
The Year of the Sculptor.
I was asked to create a piece for the year long display at Paradise Ridge Sculpture-Garden to occupy a space on the edge of an oak grove.
I had some very special pieces of tower in my long-term bone yard. I decided to anchor them vertically on a heavy plate. Each tower frame was of three hollow tubes. 6 inch rods for pegs were welded to the plate to insert into the three “feet” of each tower. This made set up and transportation more practical.
Decoration began with my collection of barrel hoops, I sought more.
I cut open each hoop, and rivited it, looping through various parts of the towers. I accented the top of each tower with red acrylic and aluminum.
In early 2014, I modified Hoopla, adding more color to the tallest tower.
The hoops move in the wind, drawing the eye skyward. There is no front, back or side. This sculpture “works” from all angles.