Dedication of the Colorado Judicial Center

North Elevation of the new Ralph L Carr Colorado Justicial Center I spent two days this past week participating in an elaborate dedication ceremony for the new Ralph L Carr Colorado Justicial Center in Denver. Wowhaus was awarded one of the highly competetive public art commissions for the new building, a modernist riff on classical […]

Tsuru Update

I designed a new paving pattern for the 17′ d path surrounding the sculpture Our Tsuru Project is nearing completion at the new Ralph L Carr Colorado Justicial Center in Denver. The bronze sculpture and stone benches have been installed, and the circular stone path modified to feature granite recycled from the old building, laid […]

Tsuru Progress

Piero prepares to hoist the sculpture into position. Ene and I finally got to see the fully assembled crane sculpture for our Tsuru Project. Once again, Artworks Foundry has done a masterful job brazing the sculpture’s bronze skin around a superstructure of welded, stainless steel tubing. We’ve decided to give the bird a light golden […]

Downtime in Downtown Denver

Daniel Libeskind designed the new wing of the Denver Art Museum, completed in 2006. Thanks to Airbnb, Ene and I were able to rent a very cozy apartment in the Capital Hill neighborhood of downtown Denver during our recent three day sojourn. The majority of our Tsuru-related business took place in Denver’s Civic Center, a […]

Tsuru Update: Denver Site Visit

The Ralph L Carr Judicial Center designed by Fentress Architects nears completion. Our public projects always involve an element of collaboration, and Ene and I have learned that it’s a good idea to get everyone together in one place as a project nears completion and timing and coordination become critical. No matter how sophisticated the […]

Tsuru Progress

My wooden crane sculpture is ready to be cast in bronze at Berkeley’s Artworks Foundry I spent the past two days at Artworks Foundry putting final touches on my crane sculpture for our Tsuru project. After permanently connecting the 9′ wingspan to the 8′ body, I focused on patching seams, shaping final contours and finessing […]