If you walk or drive through the Old North End of Colorado Springs, there's a good chance you've seen my sculpture titled, "Friendship." The seven foot tall window frame encompassing brightly colored nine foot tall flowers is hard to miss. The metal section of "window" is a steel frame reclaimed from a restaurant demolition. It used to hold the heavy kitchen grill.
This is one of my all time favorite pieces, at least in the top four. I love how it came together (conceptually) and how it turned out. Installed in the Spring of 2022, I still get compliments from my clients and their neighbors who enjoy it on their daily walks or looking at it out their windows. The piece anchors the clients' recently landscaped side yard, so as the years pass, the beautiful flowers and shrubs will fill in and accentuate it even more.
Here are 17 photos of the piece's sculpting and assembly progression: