Looking up

September 11, 2012

We are often asked by clients, designers, architects and art consultants to create large scale versions of our limited edition sculpture for commercial and private projects.   We recently collaborated with talented landscape architect Steve Kikuchi of  Kikuchi and Associates to create a 10 foot commission of our sculpture Kismet for his clients near Palo Alto, California.  The large scale of this sculpture was challenging to create, but the results are thrilling and the clients (well-versed and highly appreciative of art) very pleased.  The setting of this commission is one of the most dramatic we’ve seen. Photos by Ali Altri.

TerraSculpture, Kismet, steel and bronze powdercoat (10 ft. commission)

TerraSculpture, Kismet, steel and bronze powdercoat (10 ft. commission)

We also recently created 10 foot commission of our sculpture Embrace for a client in the Hollywood Hills.  The sculpture was sited in a reflecting pool in an ultra-modern residence which was recently acquired by the Winklevoss brothers of Facebook fame.

TerraSculpture, Embrace, stainless steel and marble (10 ft. commission, Hollywood Hills, CA)

 

 

 

 

 

Bright Ideas

September 23, 2011

This October’s issue of C Magazine is as beautiful to look at as it is intriguing to read.  The entire issue is devoted to innovative California-based artists and designers, so we were thrilled when they chose to feature our studio (“A Bright Idea” pg. 86) in the mix.   A shout out to photographer Lauren Devon for her beautiful photography of our trellises.  p.s. notice the exquisite monarch butterfly seen below our story–a true specimen of living sculpture!


TerraSculpture studio is very proud to announce the debut of a brand new product line (in addition to our limited edition sculpture collection):

TerraTrellis.com.  Sculptural, colorful trellises, tuteurs and arbors that integrate with plants to create living works of art in the garden.  Now open for business…come on in!

 

Terra Sculpture is honored to have been selected by the Arts Commission of the city of Richland, Washington to create three large-scale versions of our Sisters sculpture for a public space/pedestrian walk along the Columbia River.  This marks a significant milestone for us: our first public art installation.  We couldn’t have chosen a more lovely city or site (in truth, earlier this year they chose us which was a welcome surprise.)

The commissioned work is a trio of  Sisters, different sizes, grouped together to form a dynamic figure in the open space. The Arts Commission of Richland photoshopped this concept into the site which is seen in the photo above.  Our tools and hands are ready….and so the work begins.

We often design a one-of-a-kind  aspect to our limited edition pieces.  For a very appreciative (and hip) Portland couple we created an enameled apple green metal cube to elevate their version of Sisters. Whether in a public or private space, Sisters takes on a different character, altering the viewer’s experience. Thank you to our wonderful clients who are open to new ideas and share our vision to innovate.

Last November Australian landscape designer and HGTV host Jamie Durie brought cameras and clients to visit our Los Angeles sculpture garden for an episode of his new hit show The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie which aired July 9th.

Jamie Durie and clients Nick and Anna debate which sculpture they envision for their landscape from Terra Sculpture’s garden gallery.

Jamie’s muse for Miles and Ana’s garden was the artfully inspired and environmentally-friendly city of San Francisco.  Jamie found particular influences from the California Academy of Sciences (so brilliantly designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano),   Flora Grubb Gardens and public sculpture gardens.  In only three days, Jamie and his crew completely transformed Nick and Anna’s Eagle Rock residence into a stunning, modern, artful environment.   Jamie is one extremely talented visionary and a fabulous landscape designer.  It was a g’day indeed!

Kismet

June 22, 2010

“What chance did I stand against Kismet?”

Kismet, our new oxidized steel sculpture, was a long time in the making.  Many, many hours in the studio stretching, bending, twining and weaving 1″ thick solid steel (just so) is an arduous but gratifying endeavor.  Kismet’s organic, serpentine silhouette twists like an ancient, gnarled tree trunk, yet her inspiration is something much more diminutive: DNA. Fate, destiny, chance: Kismet.

photos by Adam Grossman, Good Dog Media

We were honored to be part of this year’s LA Garden Show at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Read about the innovative installation “The New California Garden” created by the brilliant landscape designers of  APLD here in Apartment Therapy.   Some memorable scenes….

Puzzle pre-fab shelter designed by Gregg Fleishman Studios and meadow garden by Richard Hayden.

Gorgeous Meditation Garden designed by Marlene Breene. We love her stunning composition of water lillies with our Tempest sculpture.

Terra Sculpture artist Jennifer Gilbert Asher finds cool refuge in the cozy Meditation Garden

"Puppy" finds shelter in Laura Morton's cool succulent doghouse

Terra Sculpture's own Karen Neill looks on as a prospective client checks the gauge of our new sculpture Snap.

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