THE ART OF CONCRETE

Inspired by nature and our journey in figurative form. 
Concrete designed to have a personal connection to the viewer.

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INVERTADUDE

September 2020 installation

 

INVERTADUDE

333 Halstead Ave Chicago IL, USA

Chicago Sculpture Exhibit 2020-2021

INVERTADUDE

2020

This nearly twelve foot, 750lb concrete sculpture sits on the corner of Halstead and VanBuren in Greektown Chicago. With the Willis Tower and West Loop skyscrapers in the back ground. this contemporary piece takes us back in time when carving figures in stone was common. He strikes a casual unassuming pose but on his head as if the world doesn’t matter. Our upside down world is a place to invert our thoughts as we learn to adapt to our changing times.

 
 

LADY OF THE LAKE

Greektown Chicago IL, USA

Chicago Sculpture Exhibit 2019-2020

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Public Sculpture 13' x 11' x 7'

The concept for Lady of the Lake comes from the beauty and strength seen in many modern day SHEROes, our lady heroes, she was designed to lean into a common directional wind flow while balancing on her rock.  Installed in 2019 as part of the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit annual exhibition she resides on the corner of Halstead and Monroe in Greektown, Chicago IL USA through May 2020.

 
 

THE HELPING HAND

Palmer Square Chicago, IL USA

Public Sculpture 9' x 11' x 7'

Permanent installation in Palmer Square Park, Chicago IL, USA. This whimsical oversized hand and insect was designed for the City of Chicago Park District’s Tree Project in 2018.  As a member of the Chicago Sculpture International group I was invited to sculpt a tree in the program highlighting a diseased Emerald Ash. The  tree was infested with the Emerald Ash Borer larvae many years ago, died and was trimmed down to it's main trunk at 20ft.
The concrete sculpture consists of an oversized, grasping hand (11 foot long) emerging from the ground at the base of the dying tree. Just above the hand is the adult emerald ash borer also sculpted using concrete & copper.

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Small scale work

3D Koi tile

9 x 9

 

FAUX BOIS

False wood techniques in concrete. Traditional trabajo rustico designed to fool your eyes with true wood textures.

 
 
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Contemporary public sculpture and commissions, using concrete and mixed material.

 

CONTACT ME

Fishstone Studio
110 East Street
Crystal Lake IL 60014 USA

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