Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel ball
6′ 2″ H x 2′ 6″ W x 1′ 6″ D
Angel is a piece that feels instantly familiar to many people. It is reminiscent of early Christmas ornaments, and for me, has an emotional tie to nostalgic childhood memories. However, it came to be under very different circumstances.
I had been toying for a long time with the idea of making a sculpture that was a robot with wings. It was turning much too complex and I was not satisfied with my design.
While I was attending the Sarasota Art Show in December 2009, I was reworking my robot designs and while I was focusing on the wing portion of the piece, an angel emerged on my sketch.
I put it aside and was preparing for clients when a couple walked in. They immediately liked my work but were specifically looking for an angel and inquired if I had any in my portfolio. I pulled out the sketch I had just been working on and they ordered the sculpture from the sketch alone.