2012 SculpTour

 


Reaching by Justin Wilson

Reaching by Justin Wilson

A mix of forms and color, this sculpture lifts off its base and invokes a sense of "reaching" skyward.  Fabricated from metal plate, Reaching has a ¼" metal band welded to all edges to create a smooth edge.  The metal is painted; some surfaces are black and others are white. The use of black and white helps define the form and direct the eye.  Reaching is 9'x 3' x 2' and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Purchase price is $2,000.


Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson is an undergraduate 3D art major at Georgia Southern University, where fellow SculpTour artist Marc Moulton is an instructor. Wilson, who calls metro Atlanta home, also is interested in architecture and computer-aided design. Reaching is his first large-scale work for a public environment. Wilson's work is influenced by modern linear drawings of tribal tattoo designs as well as the bold visual impact of graphic arts.

 


Oracle by Aaron P. Hussey

Oracle by Aaron P. Hussey

In the form of an architectural breast plate and classical bust, Oracle presents the wise elder who holds a column shape in one hand and a hornet in the other, illustrating human civilization and nature, respectively. His hands are poised in a manner that signifies that he is comparing the weight of each. His own body is a steel architectural structure. Oracle is 8' x 2' x 2' and weighs approximately 200 pounds. The sculpture is constructed of cast bronze and steel. Purchase price is $12,000.


Aaron P. Hussey

The unique environment of New Orleans, where he grew up, shaped Aaron Hussey's relationship with art, architecture, and culture.  After earning his master of fine arts degree from Louisiana State University, he remained in Baton Rouge where he now works as a full-time artist. As a sculptor focused on public art, Hussey has had many notable commissions and solo exhibitions. For more information about Hussey and his work, visit www.aphstudio.com.

 


Intersection by Robert L. Coon

Intersection by Robert L. Coon

The title of this sculpture is, to the artist, self-explanatory. The forms, planes, and lines of Intersection all traverse one another. These intersections sometimes penetrate and sometimes give the illusion of penetration, but all are inextricably connected with the other elements. The connections are both structural and visual, working together to create a three-dimensional object and visual totality. Intersection is 11'5"x 3'6"x 4'8" and weighs approximately 90 pounds. The sculpture is constructed out of fabricated and painted aluminum. Purchase price is $20,000.


Robert L. Coon

Robert Coon earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia, where he studied with Lamar Dodd. He earned his master's degree in sculpture and printmaking at the University of Massachusetts. Coon taught at the college level for nearly 20 years before becoming part of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, where, over the years, he has worn many hats. He has an extensive record of solo and group shows as well as invitational and juried exhibitions.  Visit www.robertcoonsculptor.com to find out more about the artist and his work.

 


Smoke by Marc Moulton

Smoke by Marc Moulton

A study of the fluid movement of billowy, wispy smoke, this sculpture is 8' x 4' x 1' and weighs approximately 200 pounds. It is constructed of aluminum and self-weathering steel. Purchase price is $12,000.


Marc Moulton

Marc Moulton grew up in Utah, where the landscape around him influenced his work. Moulton's artistic focus over the past several years has been on creating artworks for public spaces. In addition, Moulton is an instructor in the 3D art program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where he works to ensure that his students understand how design, textures, colors, and form communicate. Find more information about the artist and his work at www.stainless-sculpture.com.

 


Winged Glory by Jack Howard-Potter

Winged Glory by Jack Howard-Potter
Sponsored by Suwanee Magazine

Winged Glory is one of the most recent pieces to come from Jack Howard-Potter's New York City studio.  He became interested in human figures depicted with bird wings some time ago as an outgrowth of seeing the Rolls Royce hood ornament, "The Spirit of Ecstasy." This sculpture's wings represent movement while the figure conveys a quiet sense of mental or spiritual movement. Winged Glory is 7'2" x 8'5" x 5"2" and weighs approximately 550 pounds.  Purchase price is $25,000.


Jack Howard-Potter

Motivated by the study of human anatomy and movement, Jack Howard-Potter works with steel to create large-scale figurative sculptures. His work has been on display throughout the world in outdoor sculpture parks, galleries, and public art exhibitions. Howard-Potter grew up in New York City, where he currently resides with this wife and daughter. He earned a bachelor's degree in art history and sculpture from Union College. He has been making and displaying his original sculptures since 1997. Find out more at www.steelstatue.com.

 


Sundrop by Davis A. Whitfield IV

Sundrop by Davis A. Whitfield IV

Davis Whitfield was inspired by recent solar activity to create his abstraction of a solar flare, Sundrop.  He feels that art can and should be interpreted however the viewer pleases; recognizable shapes and forms become expressed in new contexts. For that reason, Whitfield tends to shy away from sharing his specific inspiration so as not to limit what the viewer may come up with on his/her own. Sundrop is 10'x 3'6" and weighs approximately 200 pounds. It is constructed of painted mild steel. The purchase price is $9,000.


Davis Whitfield

Davis Whitfield has been an artist for as long as he can remember. He graduated in 2002 with a double major in painting and sculpture from Delta State University. For the last 10 years, Whitfield has been privileged to apprentice to renowned sculptor and painter Wayne Trapp. The partnership has allowed for his continual growth in creating large, outdoor abstract sculptures, which have been both exhibited throughout the Southeast as well as commissioned for corporate and private installations. He currently resides in Mountain City, Tennessee with his wife and new baby daughter. More information about the artist and his work may be found at www.daviswhitfield.com.

 


Wallwalker by Jack Howard-Potter

Wallwalker by Jack Howard-Potter

Wallwalker is based on figurative anatomy with the body parts brought together in a new and different way that confuses the brain and elicits questions: What is it?  How does it move?  Is it real?  The artist imagines new ways to use pieces of the human form to create interesting and compelling sculptures. This piece is 10'7" x 8'7" and weighs approximately 550 pounds.  It is constructed from galvanized, powder-coated steel. The purchase price is $15,000.


Jack Howard-Potter

Motivated by the study of human anatomy and movement, Jack Howard-Potter works with steel to create large-scale figurative sculptures. His work has been on display throughout the world in outdoor sculpture parks, galleries, and public art exhibitions. Howard-Potter grew up in New York City, where he currently resides with this wife and daughter. He earned a bachelor's degree in art history and sculpture from Union College. He has been making and displaying his original sculptures since 1997. Find out more at www.steelstatue.com.

 


Wind Sculpture Weathervane by Al Garnto

Wind Sculpture Weathervane by Al Garnto
Sponsored by Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau

Wind Sculpture Weathervane is kinetic, put into motion by the wind's energy. Al Garnto works exclusively with recycled materials and found objects from rural Appalachia. His work is a direct reflection of the working-class community and area in which he lives. This sculpture is 10' x 9' x 6' and weighs approximately 300 pounds. It is constructed of recycled tin and reclaimed steel. The purchase price is $7,000.


Al Garnto

Al Garnto was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to the Atlanta College of Art, where he majored in painting and sculpture, graduating in 1994. Over the past 18 years, he has made his living solely from his art. He began the "Appalachian Sculpture Project" in 2009 to expose areas of rural Appalachia to art and sculpture that normally would not be available to people there. The project will reach from Georgia to Maine, with eight large-scale kinetic sculptures anchoring the project in Meeks Park in his native Blairsville, Georgia, where he still resides. Learn more about the artist and his work at www.algarnto.com.

 


Gyres by Cynthia Knapp

Gyres by Cynthia Knapp

Gyres is part of an ongoing sculpture series of painted relief and suspended pieces. As the title implies, the circular movement suggests an abstract, current-like formation. The long, narrow, painted panels are gestured references, like three-dimensional brushstrokes, that create a positive, uplifting, and colorful interplay of forms. This sculpture weighs approximately 60 pounds and is constructed from PVC, acrylic paint, and stainless steel hardware. The purchase price is $15,000.


Cynthia Knapp

Atlanta resident Cynthia Knapp's career of more than 30 years includes use of various media, from works on paper and canvas to large sculptural site installations. Her work is found in private, corporate, and university collections as well as numerous galleries throughout the United States. In the mid-1990s, the City of Atlanta commissioned Knapp for a site work at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Ribbons, Atlanta can be seen there today at Gate E-7. Find more information about the artist and her work at www.cynthiaknapp.com.

 


Wrapped Around You by Davis A. Whitfield IV

Wrapped Around You by Davis A. Whitfield IV

Wrapped Around You represents hope and direction. The wide base suggests a rootedness while the change in shape suggests growth. The two curves represent differing paths in life. The more predominant curve signifies the path Whitfield chose when he met his wife, hence the title, Wrapped Around You. This sculpture is 10' x 4' x 3' and weighs approximately 300 pounds. It is constructed from COR-TEN weathering steel.  The purchase price is $9,000.


Davis Whitfield

Davis Whitfield has been an artist for as long as he can remember. He graduated in 2002 with a double major in painting and sculpture from Delta State University. For the last 10 years, Whitfield has been privileged to apprentice to renowned sculptor and painter Wayne Trapp. The partnership has allowed for his continual growth in creating large, outdoor abstract sculptures, which have been both exhibited throughout the Southeast as well as commissioned for corporate and private installations. He currently resides in Mountain City, Tennessee with his wife and new baby daughter. More information about the artist and his work may be found at www.daviswhitfield.com.

 


Pilgrim by Charlie Brouwer

Pilgrim by Charlie Brouwer

The artist depicts the human figure in his outdoor sculptures in poses and situations that reveal something of the human condition, be it our desires, wonders and work, our questions concerning our purpose, or our relationships with one another and the world. The house shapes on this sculpture's suitcase depict where Pilgrim came from as well as his destination. Like all of us, he is on a journey.  Pilgrim is 8'x 6'x 4' and weighs approximately 500 pounds. The sculpture is constructed from locust wood, screws, and preservative stain. The purchase price is $10,000.


Charlie Brouwer

Charlie Brouwer has a bachelor's degree in English from Grand Valley State University and a master's in painting as well as a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Western Michigan University. He taught high school for 13 years and was a professor of art at Radford University for 21 years. A resident of Willis, Virginia, he now works full time making indoor and outdoor sculptures. He has many exhibitions and commissions across the United States. Find more information about the artist and his creations at www.charliebrouwer.com.

 


Header by Gregory Johnson

Header by Gregory Johnson
Sponsored by Peoples Bank and Trust

Header represents the excitement and unpredictability of the game. Just when one player thinks she has the ball, another comes into the mix and takes it away. The viewer gets to decide how the rest of the match-up plays out. Header is 7'x 3'7"x 2'8" and weighs approximately 250 pounds. It is constructed of bronze. The purchase price is $15,000.


Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson sculpts everyday contemporary life, depicting the "sort of soup we live in." He then adds movement and incorporates geometric shapes and secondary metals to give his statues a contemporary feel and look, while recognizing the traditional values of the past. A Cumming resident, Johnson has a master's degree in art and has numerous private, corporate, and public commissions. Learn more about the artist and his work at www.gregoryjohnson.biz.

 


Audubon Watcher by Jim Collins

Audubon Watcher by Jim Collins

The Watcher sculpture design series started in 1978. Over the years, Jim Collins has added Watchers constructed of various materials. Each Watcher is unique.  The peaceful figure of the seated man is the key element of approximately 100 individual sculptures, which can be found in both public and private collections from Maine to Florida, with the majority located in the Southeastern United States. In 2004, the Watcher series went international to Ireland. The figure can assume new identities simply by changing his hat. Audubon Watcher is 4'x 4'5"x 4'4" and weighs approximately 100 pounds. The sculpture is constructed from powder-coated aluminum. The purchase price is $8,000


Jim Collins

Jim Collins is primarily a public art sculptor working in a figurative manner, best exemplified by his long-running series The Watcher. Collins received a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Ohio University. He was a professor of art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1966-83, when he resigned to devote himself to a full-time career as a professional artist. He currently resides in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Find out more about the artist and his creations at www.collins3d.com.

 


Swept by Marc Moulton

Swept by Marc Moulton
Sponsored by Chandler, Britt, Jay, Beck & Zwald LLC

Swept is part of a series of sculptures that expresses the cyclical process of growth and movement.  Swept's design is based on the ancient Greek concept of the Golden Section, a ratio between two dimensions of a plane or two divisions of a line such that the smaller is to the larger as the larger is to the sum of the two. This sculpture is 8'x 6'x 3' and weighs approximately 1,000 pounds. It is constructed of stainless steel with polished granite spheres. The purchase price is $13,400.


Marc Moulton

Marc Moulton grew up in Utah, where the landscape around him influenced his work. Moulton's artistic focus over the past several years has been on creating artworks for public spaces. In addition, Moulton is an instructor in the 3D art program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where he works to ensure that his students understand how design, textures, colors, and form communicate. Find more information about the artist and his work at www.stainless-sculpture.com.

 


U Circle 58 by Al Garnto

U Circle 58 by Al Garnto

The artist spent more than 10 years as a professional portrait painter, and he incorporates many classical training concepts into his sculptures, like the one used by post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne, who believed that everything you see in nature can be reduced down to three basic shapes, the cube, the sphere, and the cone. In U Circle 58, Garnto displays these three basic shapes as his main design principle. The sculpture is also kinetic and is put into motion by the wind's energy. The piece is 9'x 4'x 1' and weighs approximately 300 pounds. It is constructed from recycled steel, wood, and tin. The purchase price is $6,800.


Al Garnto

Al Garnto was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to the Atlanta College of Art, where he majored in painting and sculpture, graduating in 1994. Over the past 18 years, he has made his living solely from his art. He began the "Appalachian Sculpture Project" in 2009 to expose areas of rural Appalachia to art and sculpture that normally would not be available to people there. The project will reach from Georgia to Maine, with eight large-scale kinetic sculptures anchoring the project in Meeks Park in his native Blairsville, Georgia, where he still resides. Learn more about the artist and his work at www.algarnto.com.

 

Thank you, sponsors!

Innovative leaders recognize the importance of public art as a critical element of quality of life in a vibrant, progressive community. Funding for the 2012 Suwanee SculpTour was provided entirely through private sponsorship and individual donations. Thank you to the following: