In celebration of International Sculpture Day here are a few of our most recent Public Art monuments. Go find our over 515 monumental sculpture placements and enjoy public art!
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“Mockingbird/Orange Tree” by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors’ Guild is installed at The Groves Whittier in California.
The 18-ft Stainless Steel stylized tree sculpture features a half dozen gold-leaf oranges and a single mockingbird.
We are thrilled that this installation was able to be completed during less than ideal circumstances due to CoVid19. Our team worked well alongside Brookfield SoCal to install the sculpture. It was important to get it placed so that The Groves can complete their land and hardscaping and complete this beautiful new community. Thanks for everyone’s great effort! We hope the piece becomes an iconic centerpiece for the neighborhood and can’t wait to see it finished.
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03/20/2020: Adding the final touch (of gold) to the cast bronze oranges, finished with stainless steel "leaves" prior to packing up for California. Yes, the installation of on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild is still on amid all the recent CoVid related events. We are taking every precaution possible to install and return safely.
Look for installation photos next week!
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We promise all these pieces will create a tree...
"Yes we fit that whole 18’ tree form in a 12’ x 6’ trailer." - Michael Warrick
03/10/2020: Casting the bronze oranges in oil sand molds and finishing the stainless steel leaves...
Also working on the little details like fitting the plates for the main trunk, pacify the stainless welds, attach the devices for the oranges in the limbs and finish the oranges. Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild.
02/02/2020: Moving along on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild at a good pace...
-The welded trunk and limb number 1with extra orange branch and to the right limb #2Limb
-#2 with extra branch for orange
-Limb #7 with orange branch which attaches to the upper section of the trunk
-Welded trunk midsection. The temporarily attached aluminum plates are to absorb heat and reduce warp on the 1/2” thick joining plates
-ring sections ready for install on limbs
01/10/2020: Fabrication update on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild.
-To the left, a photo from the top of of one of my tool boxes. In the foreground is the cast bronze and gold leafed Mockingbird that was finished over holiday break. Also, there is a 14” scaled model that is 3-D printed version of the Orange/Mockingbird Tree for my daily reference and to help curious folks see what I am building. In the background is a partial view of the 45K sq. ft. facility that I have a space in south of Little Rock.
-Below are a few images of pallets of parts for the tree project. The second photo has a wooden template for the base plate of the sculpture. This will be mailed to the concrete contractor that will do the footing for the tree project at the appropriate time.
-A photo of setting up the triple concentric rings that become the spheres that go on the tree form.
-Next, a photo of the lower and upper tree trunk forms bolted together. You can see one of the sphere’s near the trunk and one in progress on my work table.
12/20/2019: We have the official go ahead on Mockingbird/Orange Tree by Michael Warrick and the National Sculptors' Guild. We're excited to see this sculpture placed at The Groves in Whittier, California this spring. It's a fast tracked project so keep an eye open for updates.
The Mockingbird Tree celebrates the tree as a natural resource. To tie into citrus grove history of the site, the limbs' seven spheres will contain six cast bronze oranges and one Mockingbird finished in 23-karat gold leaf. The surface of the stainless steel will have a brushed finish. Measuring 18’ x 12’ x 7’, the stainless steel tree form holds a strong, universally appealing visual presence.
• Composed from contemporary materials that are consistent with permanent public art
• Thoughtfully integrates the sculpture into the environment of "The Groves"
• Creates a playful image that engages the public imagination
February 20, 2020 From #SnowyColorado to #SunnyCalifornia the #NationalSculptorsGuild has loaded up the first two sculptures for the @cityofdowneyca’s #PublicArt program.
The intention behind these multi-focal sculptures is to open dialogue of how we can transform ideas/statements/actions through a simple change of one's own perspective. As the viewer approaches the artwork from one side, they see the form of butterflies emerge, from another angle, the word "homeward" becomes clear.
Homeward/Monarch by Joe Norman and the National Sculptors' Guild is 12 ft tall, fabricated in stainless steel and paint. Look for it on the corner of Downey Avenue and 2nd Street, Downey, CA
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February 20, 2020From #SnowyColorado to #SunnyCalifornia the #NationalSculptorsGuild has loaded up the first two sculptures for the @cityofdowneyca’s #PublicArt program.
The making of Homeward/Monarch September - November 2019
Update 01/09/2019: Installation Day. The National Sculptors' Guild is at the Young Israel of North Beverly Hills installing a Holocaust Memorial. Designed by John Kinkade and Dee Clements. Installation is nearing the finish line as we post. We are honored to create such an important element for this beautiful Synagogue and its members.
Special thanks to Judith Garshofsky who has been assisting with coordination every step of the way. It was also wonderful working with Rabbi Pini Dunner on this important memorial.
The National Sculptors' Guild completed the Clearwater Crossing Fountain with the installation of fellow Clay Enoch's "Union" in Paramount, California this week. Advanced Aquatics created the fountain we designed for the space, and the overall impression is striking.
The National Sculptors' Guild is working with the City of Paramount, California to enhance the corner of Paramount Blvd and Alondra Blvd with a striking figurative sculpture and fountain design symbolic of the coming together of communities. Clay Enoch and Advanced Aquatics will be creating the components.
The city of Paramount, CA is placing National Sculptors' Guild fellow Jane DeDecker's "Touch the Sky" this year. John just returned from dropping the sculpture off. Look for it in a park soon.
The primary focal point of the entry are two simple, elegant sculptures by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Kathleen Caricof on each side of the main drive approaching the vehicular gateway of the Coronado Yacht Club in California. Each side of the drive features a marble sculpture. On the East is an abstract depiction of a sailboat, while to the West is an abstracted motor boat.
The forms and line of each relate and complement each other providing a graceful presence to the CYC entry. Each representing a primary portion of the Coronado Yacht Club Membership. Through the use of the iconic imagery of boats we bring recognition to all of the major clubs; “Sail Fleet”, “Cruise Fleet” and “Rod & Reel” and identify the club to the greater community.
“Setting Sail” is a bronze, marble and stainless steel sculpture, set on the east side of the gate. An abstraction of a sailboat, its lines are elegant & sweeping. A curve shows wind blowing into the tall slender sail.
Opposite is “Making Waves” a marble and granite abstracted motorboat. The composition shows the bow of a ship facing the viewer. The strength and power of the boat as it charges through water is felt from strong lines. Carved from Colorado Yule Marble on Black Granite with the some stainless steel elements.
This morning National Sculptors' Guild placed Jane DeDecker's bronze sculpture 'On the Count of Three' at the Seeley Drive roundabout in La Quinta, California. Further landscaping will follow.
Traversing a roundabout, we experience art for an instant. We drive away and the impression stays with us. The proposed design reflects on the setting and activities of this site. Focusing on Health, Vitality, Family and Community, each passing of the sculpture shall fuel and regenerate the viewer; with emphasis on positive interaction for families and friends that speaks to multiple generations with universal appeal. The sculpture depicting young parents in sync, holding hands through their child and enjoying the child’s joy of momentary flight has added features sculpted in the wax-phase specific to this area of LaQuinta, a picnic basket, a bouquet of California Poppies and a puppy. The gestural movement elegantly echoes the pace of the world we live in.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to