This sculpture as a combination of my visual statement about the joy of seeing the world’s largest candy apple, and the choice of the shape of a Gravenstein apple. This variety of apple produces fruit that is round and delicious. What could be more appealing to the eye as true “eye candy”? This sculpture, which makes you smile. The Apple sits atop a marble stone base. The base is an unusually rare find and provides a contrasting texture to the smooth candy apple. This travertine stone was chosen by me for its warm red hued earth colors, crystals and a wide variety of textures. The sculpture weights 4,000 lbs. with most of the weight in the base.
Size: 8.3′ x 4.3′ x 4′, base 29″ x 20″.
“The Big Red Candy Apple#34; was donated to the City by m.c. and now resides in front of the Cloverdale Library.
Through years of working with stone and other materials to make figurative, functional or informative works, I have always strived to create art that is unusual. If it is a figure it will go beyond a body casting and visually talk of the human condition. As a functional public art seat/bench, for instance, I will incorporate energies, memories of the person/institution/environment that commissioned the work. By inventing a sculptural medium using commercial construction foam & water based 2 part epoxies, covered by enduring acrylic auto paints, I have added a large possibility for creations. I am also involved with series of paintings that ask questions about the human condition using a 2D format that allows me a different kind of visual freedom.
Sponsor: The Artist