installations

TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco

The TransAmerica Pyramid in San Francisco is an important landmark. Reaching a height of over eight hundred feet it is the tallest building in the city and is easily recognized from across the bay. When the building the Pyramid a space was left to one side for a .redwood park, a place where downtown employees often stop to have lunch or to listen to a concert.

There is a large fountain in the park, and across from it are bronze sculptures of children running toward the fountain. The sculptures that I made for the fountain were intended to harmonize with the existing fountain, landscape and children’s sculpture. My proposal was for a series of nine sets of lily pads and frogs in various groupings jumping from pad to pad and into the water. Each frog is two feet in length and the lily pads vary in size up to three feet. What would be a greater attraction for children than a pool of large leaping frogs? The frogs and lily pads are available as part of a limited edition, singly or in groups.

Private Residence, Tiburon, California

Another project was for a beautiful home on the water front of Richardson Bay with spectacular views of the Golden Gate and Sausalito. The theme was nautical and I sculpted thirty inch tall seahorses to stand facing each other as guardians for the main entrance. These were back lighted to give them an aura at night. In addition to that, the main living area we created a glass chandelier upon which were placed three nickel plated bronze terns, a common local sea bird. The photo shows the chandelier at a party hosted by the owner. The terns actually serve as connection points to support the chandelier.

Lesher Estate, Orinda, California

Several times I was part of the design team for Showcase Houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of these was the Lesher Estate owner by newspaper heiressMargaret Lesher. The estate had an indoor swimming pool. Frogs, of course are associated with water and the sculptures blended in quite well with the surroundings. I placed two large frogs, one at poolside that measures nineteen inches tall and forty-three inches wide as seen in the photo. The other, mounted on a pedestal with the same proportions as the first is five feet long and lands in one hand. A picture of this sculpture is seen in the gallery section of this website.Several times I was part of the design team for Showcase Houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of these was the Lesher Estate owner by newspaper heiressMargaret Lesher. The estate had an indoor swimming pool. Frogs, of course are associated with water and the sculptures blended in quite well with the surroundings. I placed two large frogs, one at poolside that measures nineteen inches tall and forty-three inches wide as seen in the photo. The other, mounted on a pedestal with the same proportions as the first is five feet long and lands in one hand. A picture of this sculpture is seen in the gallery section of this website.