Don Rambadt and the National Sculptors' Guild are in Wyoming this week installing Pinedale's new public art gateway pieces. Rambadt's design incorporates stylized depictions of wildlife from the region welcoming visitors at each end of Pinedale on Highway 191. The West has Trout on a swoosh of water, the East has soaring Eagles.
The base of each includes the words "PINEDALE ALL THE CIVILIZATION YOU NEED" cutout from the metal. Fabricated from Stainless Steel and Cor-ten Steel with River rock bases. The A-frame steel structure of the sculptures are lit at night, fueled by an incorporated solar panel.
The project is funded through the Wyoming Office of Tourism's sign grant program and Wyoming Main Street.
Sculpture fabrication stage at Don Rambadt's studio
The National Sculptors' Guild team just installed Tim Cherry's "Bison Columns" at the Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming. “BISON COLUMNS” ©2010 Tim Chery and the National Sculptors' Guild, photo: Ren Burke
This sculpture is a large-scale relief featuring a bison, which are native to the area and are an integral part of the ecosystem. The bison is a symbol of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park as well as the enduring western spirit. "Bison Column" shows a stylized side view of the head and massive shoulders of a buffalo.
The placements will be significant and inviting to the touch, appealing to viewers of all ages. The artwork’s scale will be impressive and eye-catching, while the depth will be low-profile so as not to obstruct the flow of airport patrons as they walk by.
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