Saint Anthony North Health Campus Westminster, CO Bronze, 2016 81 x 36 x 46”
Westminster, Colorado's new Saint Anthony North Health Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities, superior patient care, and a sculptural icon designed around relationship. In 'Saint Anthony's Guiding Hand', the steadfast and wise Saint Anthony guides the young Christ Child as He takes the first steps into new discovery. In this engaging paternal moment visitors are reminded of their own need for protection, care, and comfort.
St. Anthony & Child
St. Anthony Hospital Gig Harbor, Washington Bronze, 2009 75 x 28 x 20”
The life size work "Saint Anthony and Child" is a visual representation of transcendent wisdom in harmony with innocence. The saint stands contrapposto, balancing the vulnerable child in his arms. St. Anthony, the visionary, conveys quiet strength and assured confidence. The child exhibits tenderness, innocence, and wonder, creating a bond with the viewer. The outward gaze of Saint Anthony and the tender countenance of the child, draws the viewer into relationship to find protection and accompaniment during the most vulnerable moments of life.
WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial
Soul of the Forward and Faithful Collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va. On view at the Pentagon, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller commissioned by the WWII U.S. Marine Raider Foundation
Bronze, 2014 33" x 46" x 18"
"For the Soul of the elite force unit is its men. And if there is one thing the Raiders didn't lack, it was soul." -- Robert A. Buerlein from 'Our Kind of War'
The memorial presents a group of U.S. Marine Raiders tackling a sloped terrain in the jungles of the Pacific. At right, a Navajo code talker quickly relays information on forward operations before his radio signal is picked up by the Japanese. Ahead, a marine and his German shepherd scout the dense foliage to avoid a potential ambush. At the ready, the Marine Raider holds his Browning Automatic Rifle close to his chest while keeping an eye out for snipers hidden in the trees. The panel behind the three men serves to provide a visual context of place with additional Raiders visible through the vegetation. The work embodies the Marine Raiders working together with conviction, cooperation, and commitment to succeed in their mission.
“Colonel John W. Thomason, Jr. Award", Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2016
“2nd Place, Sculpture", Art Renewal Center Int’l Salon Competition, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2015 “2nd Place, Sculpture”, Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2014
“Honorable Mention, Sculpture” Art Renewal Center Int’ l Salon Competition, Soul of the Forward & Faithful, 2014
Read more about the WWII Raider Memorial HERE The process on my BLOG
Shawnigan Lake School
C. W. Lonsdale, Founder and Headmaster Shawnigan Lake, BC Canada
Bronze, Granite base, 2013 100 x 48 x 48" (Over life-size) 22 x 13 x 13” (maquette)
Christopher Windley Lonsdale's early vision for a boy’s preparatory school burgeoned into a world class co-ed boarding institution, currently celebrating its centennial. Sculpted using a combination of living models and old photographs of Lonsdale, this founder's statue stands as a welcome to students, faculty, and visitors to the beautiful Shawnigan Lake School campus on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. The first headmaster was forever fond of his loyal, pure-bred dogs. To achieve historical accuracy, the artist consulted experts on the nuances of period-specific German shepherd anatomy.
Honorable Mention, Portrait Society of America, Member’s Only Competition, 2010
Sisters, Jackie & Candice Bronze, 2009 11.5 x 20.5 x 10”
The sculpture captures the enduring life-time relationship between two sisters. The pose was chosen by the parents as Jackie and Candice commonly hugged each other cheek to cheek from early ages. Their strong ties have continued into adulthood. Part of the sculpture process required for the girls to model over thirty hours, and a majority of the time was spent standing near each other with faces pressed close. While working on this piece, it was not uncommon to listen in on their conversations, conversations sharing advice, recipes, and other daily experiences creating on-going bonds that will continue into the future. As sisters in life's longest relationship, Candice and Jacqueline are already experienced in the most meaningful part of life—warm, loving relationship.
Castle Family Commission
A family sculpture of the father and sons, depicting their family tradition of morning prayers before school. Don Castle sits center with hands folded in prayer. The father’s seventeen year old son, T.J., stands to his left and his younger son, Troy, at age fourteen stands close to his right. The loving mother stands just outside the composition, having commissioned the work to capture this private moment of their day. The composition captures the relationship of father and sons and their development into manhood with the blessing and wisdom of their father.
Bronze 19 x 17 x 12”
Skansie Brothers Park
Gig Harbor, WA Grey Cement, 2006 72" Diameter
The medallion portrays founding fisherman Andrew Skansie working on his 1912 fishing purseiner, the Aeroplane. Skansie stands on the turntable of his boat pulling in the cork line with a pile of nets behind him. His figure is representative of an individual with whom we can identify. He represents the courage and steadfast determination required to survive in the early 1900's in the Pacific Northwest. Depicted in the background are the beautiful waters and trees of Washington’s Puget Sound. This low relief sculpture is cast in concrete and installed at the center of an outdoor pavilion in Gig Harbor’s downtown Skansie Brothers' Park.
Clinical Operations & Virtual Heart Monitoring Center CHI Franciscan Health Tacoma, Washington
Raphael the Archangel is the figure whom history has bestowed the title “The Guardian Angel.” His story is written in the book of Tobit (Latin Vulgate) where the Archangel protects Tobit, the son, on his journey while concealing his own identity. He later reveals himself to Tobit as an Angel sent to help them and heals Tobit's father, Tobias from blindness. Raphael has since become the patron of travelers, the blind, nurses, physicians, and medical workers.
Mardie Rees sculpted Raphael holding an orb with emanating beams of light as a reminder of souls within. She focused on detailing his powerful arms and chest and the weightiness of his wings. The famed Condor served as the inspiration for the modeling of the wings whose spans can reach an astounding ten feet.
The Guardian by Mardie Rees 24” Diameter Solid Blue Leaded Crystal
Ship to Shore
‘Salmon run’ exhibits a playful artwork inlaid into a polished concrete courtyard. Children find following the pathway of fish especially inviting. Bronze Chum, Chinook, and Coho are the salmon species represented.
Salmon Run Ship to Shore Marine & Kayak Gig Harbor (downtown waterfront), WA