Sculpture for Canyons Village Resort and Pendry Hotel – 2022
20 Foot Tall – Stainless Steel
My background in car design and auto racing plays into a lot of my artwork and as I worked on ideas for this piece in Canyons Village, I wanted to mix the things that always excite me about sport and racing, whether auto racing or ski racing. Motion, speed and the act of performing at the highest level inspired my design and execution of this piece I call Grand Prix to honor the excitement and suspense of movement as it relates to winter sport and the reward of achieving beautiful, arcing turns on a mountain as extraordinary as Park City Mountain. My choice of three towers is inspired by competition and the gold, silver and bronze winning positions in sport. The circular oculus at the top of each tower represents the Sun shining down on each athlete carving turns on the way to glory. I chose stainless steel and a hand ground surface patina to allow the Sun to play off the various surfaces, creating more movement for the viewer circling this sculpture.