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Public Art - Sculptures Past and Future

for Victorious

El Capitan Hotel,

Merced, CA


Installation Day - 3/17/21

Garden Parasol - Variation II

Merced College Learning Resource Center 

In 2017, Dr. Susan Walsh (former LRC Director) selected Garden Parasol - Variation II to donate to the Merced College Library to commemorate our upcoming retirements after many decades of service to Merced College. 

This is a smaller variation of Vessel of the Innocents III in a red patina color.

~ Mercy / UC Davis Cancer​ Center ~


Vessel of the Spirit 

In 2000, Marge McAuley and Family commissioned a sculpture to honor her late husband Robert McAuley to beautify the entryway atrium of the new Mercy / UC Davis Cancer Center, Merced, CA. 

Vessel of the Spirit

6'9" x 1'8" x 1'3"

The vessel is a timeless symbol, a utilitarian object that holds food or water for sustaining nourishment.  Here, it represents a container for the elixir of healing medicine, spilling forth from a vase resting on the figure's hip.  The human body is a vessel as well, temporarily housing the spirit, the soul.  An eternal flame rests upon two crossing vertical lines that point upward toward the heavens symbolizing victory of eternal life.


Future Commissions

MEMORIES - Original in 1986 - Enlargement in 1996


19" x 8.5" x 3"

Edition of 7 - SOLD OUT

Enlargement - 7'4" x 2"10" x 12"

The original was scanned by a laser, information fed to a CAD (computer-aided design) program, then linked to a lathe which cut a 7' block of urethane foam.  We covered exterior in fiberglass before hollowing interior, gel coated textured finish, sanded smooth and painted in automative enamels to replicate a bronze patina. 

Mixed Medium: fiberglass, gelcoat, urethane foam, aluminum, steel, wood, & enamel 

Grand Opening of the MAC

The two were first displayed together at the Grand Opening at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center Exhibition in 1996.

The fiberglass foam enlargement is very light weight, which

makes this work ideal for transportation to multiple exhibitions - no forklift needed.

For Sale - to be cast in bronze upon commission

To be enlarged any scale with the aid of a 3D printer.

The enlargement would mirror the thin quality of the original piece, rather than the thicker structure of the fiberglass enlargement. 


Future Enlargements

- Public or Private Commissions-

Various works can be enlarged any scale using a laser scanner & 3D printer technology.

Parted II 

- Original in the Artist's Collection

31"H x 13"W x 3"D

Edition of 7 - sold out - in numerous collections world wide.

"Parted II" represents a couple who have separated.

It is the second variation on a similar work called "Parted".

I retain the original ARTIST'S PROOF of PARTED II for future commissions and retrospective exhibitions. 

She can be scanned and enlarged to any scale. 

Rain Charmer 

Available for future enlargement

Unique Cast Bronze

In the Artist's Collection

5'3" x 1'4" x 10"



available for enlargement

Unique Cast Bronze

16" x 4.5" x 4.5"

As stated, with the use of 3D printer technology 

any work can now be commissioned for public art.

A Breath Between Us 

Available for enlargement

for Public Art Commission.

Edition of 7

35.5" x 14" x 4.5"

A couple stands strong, bonded by the 

strength of their love and commitment

 as a soft breeze floats in the air between them.

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