Animal, Metal, Plant, Sea, Wood
About This Project

Kelp Forest Sculpture

School of calico bass swimming through kelp

Size: 30′ X 20′

Material: Shedua wood, bronze

Method: Carved, forged, welded

This was a commissioned piece for a private residence. The sculpture was designed to provide a flow and an artistic focal point to the large stairway. The scale of the stairway and its walls necessitated a large sculpture; the final piece measured over 30 feet long and 20 feet high, built in sections to connect seamlessly together. A favorite aspect of “Kelp Forest” is the overhead section that curves between the walls, giving it the necessary sense of flow and dimensional dynamic that makes the entire structure feel as though it is in motion.