Michael Seymour from Santa Rosa creates his sculptures out of steel. According to the artist, "Steel sculpture is a paradox. It yields under heat and hammer almost fluid, yet incredibly unforgiving when cold. Its creation becomes a deliberate and conscience decision."
The sculpture, "Pigasus", was created much like a line drawing, only three dimensional with an addition of steel line after line until a form begins to appear. The repetition of heavy welded wire rod creates dimension and value, yet yields an ethereal quality until the form of "Pigasus" emerges. The legs and wings thrusting back were intended to give a dynamic movement to the piece. The mounting is intended to give "Pigasus" the feeling of lifting off. "Pigasus", 42" wide x 24" wide x 48" deep is located in front of the Kelley & Young Wine Tasting Room at 119 S. Cloverdale Blvd. Kelley & Young are sponsoring "Pigasus".
Michael explains his sculpture, "Pigasus is my interpretation of the quote … "if pigs could fly". It is a fanciful happy pig flying to unknown destinations. It is my hope all viewers enjoy and smile when they experience this piece."