Since starting this project, the involvement of the neighboring businesses and neighbors has been encouraging and remarkable. When I first visited in 2007, the park was inhabited by some pretty nasty characters. And now, families and events fill the space continually. This park is an example of the kind of public space that we should create throughout the City, from whole blocks like this to tiny, special retreats. My contribution is a small part of a tremendous engagement by all sorts of people, from SMAC to CADA, to Hot Italian and all the terrific neighbors. If John Fremont is looking down, he'd be so pleased.
Monday, April 25, 2011
My amazingly clever, hard working, and very strong crew installed both sculptures yesterday, giving up family time on a Sunday.
Two Friends of Fremont Park, Judy and Gerald, demonstrate the scale of the pieces.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Many thanks to Andy & Brian Wilson (father and son) and crew from Grand Sierra Concrete for an outstanding and timely job on the pad and foundations. Also terrific thanks to CADA and Marc de la Vergne for funding the pad. And a new thanks to the sandblasting crew.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The central design is referencing the quadrafoil in the center of the park, around the fountain. At this point, I've been waiting for the City to proceed with their red tape. The sculptures are sitting in the middle of my studio, ready for installation at any time.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Next I have to design the surface detail of the new pad which will be poured for placement in the Park.