"Oriental Garden"

The Artez Family
"Mountain Waterfall"

The Gilman Family
"Mountain Waterfall 2"

The Pidhaney Family
"Resting Cougar"

The Konde Family
View From The Greatroom

The Spero Family
Sports Team Logos

Somewhere Else Bar & Grill
"Aspen Grove"

The Tribbet Family
Knotty Pine sculpture & fireplace surround

The Tribbet Family
Wall Murals
In 1991, while attending the Rocky Mountain College of Art I formulated an exclusive gypsum cement based medium that led to the development of a high relief sculpture technique for wall surfaces. This medium allowed me to hand apply individual sculptural elements that adhere directly to, and become and integral part of, the wall surface (drywall, cement, brick or cinder block) without sagging during the drying process.

Over the years, I have installed numerous such sculpted wall murals throughout the state of Colorado.  The following are a few examples of the wall sculptures that I have created.  If you are interested in this form of art and desire a quote, please feel free to contact me.  The only limit to what can be accomplished with this technique is the client's imagination.

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In 1998 a developer that had previously seen my wall art contacted me and asked if I would be willing to incorporate a wall sculpture into their Parade Home at the Lowery redevelopment.  The design criterion was to feature a variety of birds.As you ascend the stairs you enter a wooded area that is filled with a variety of Birds of Paradise and humming birds.  This wall was designed to stand alone as a piece of art and also blend with the lower wall to be a totally different piece of art.  See next photo.The art on the wall below the staircase was designed to blend with the elements of the artwork on the upper wall thus giving the illusion that it is one art piece, yet stand on its own and create two separate art pieces.As the crane takes fight its outside wing stands separate from the wall.  This was accomplished by the use of a wire armature wrapped in cloth that had been dipped in a very thin slurry of the gypsum cement mixture.  Lastly I applied the details and textures.As with his wing, the crane’s leg is separate from the wall (sculpted as described in the previous image.)This image shows the top of the wall above the staircase.   The branch and mountain tops are 25 feet above the finished floor.  Each leaf is applied one at a time using a tool specifically designed by the artist for this application.I incorporated flowers and vines to bring some more color into the piece.  I used a nipple from a baby bottle nipple as mold for my gypsum cement mixture and carved the details into the partially set casting.  The flowers are secured to the walls with wires.Close up detail of the ruby throated humming bird.  The humming birds, like other semi-attached element, are supported by a wire armature and wrapped in cloth.  The armature  extends through the bird, creating his beak, and directly into the wall through the red flower.The emerald headed humming bird.  Prior to starting my drawings and sculpting I research the sculptural elements of each piece.  With every project I study many photos of natural elements I want to recreate to make sure I am true to the intent and vision of my client. View from the top of the stairs.  Note how the mural wraps around the corners so the piece has no hard borders.  I also had to paint the sculpture 3 times to satisfy the client's designer's color sensibility.

"Birds in Paradise"

1998 Parade of Homes at the Lowry Redevelopment
For the media area façade, the client wanted a design that was reminiscent of, or depicted some sense of old world Italy.  I supplied drawings that fit the client’s price range, and my interpretation of his vision. What you see in the following images reflects the final design selection.Here I am applying the medium as the foundation of the sculpture.
The sculpture after medium is applied but before the base paint (to match wall color) then the detail paint, which emphasizes certain elements for the art's sake.More detail of the vine sculpture prior to paint.Close up detail of the vine, leaves and moss.  Each leaf is applied one at a time with a tool designed and developed by the artist.The sculpture after detail paint has been applied.
Close up detail of the sculpture's top edge.Another close up detail of the vines and leaves.Overall view of the finished wall.Detail of the vine and leaves at the end of the media center.Another detail of the vines and leaves.  Note how delicate cement can seem.
"Vines"

Kurowski Development Inc., spec house
The client asked for a sculpture that reflected the Colorado outdoors and what better than an Aspen grove with evergreen trees in the background.Close up of the aspens in fall foliage and distant mountains.  Most of the colors are light and muted because the complex textures of the leaves and branches provide balance while the stronger rock colors ground the piece. A detail view of the aspen leaves which I applied one at a time.A view of the art piece showing the background of evergreens framing a mountain lake.  The surround sound speaker was also incorporated into the design as an indication of a moon.
When I was working on this client’s “Aspen Grove” wall sculpture I was asked my thought on a treatment for her fireplace.  I ultimately designed the structure of the fireplace and fireplace detail.  I also convinced her that a concrete mantel and hearth would look great with the brass and black granAfter I completed the new fireplace surround, she commissioned me to create a wall mural that depicted another mountain scene.  Rather than repeat the aspen scene, I created  a knotty pine tree downstream of a waterfall.
The client had a wall that was 8' wide & 20" high.  Every piece of art or photography they tried, that would fit width wise would be dwarfed by the height.  And when they tried to balance the height, the  wall's width would be compromised.  The airyness of the sculpture fulfilled all the criteria.
The client told me that she saw one of my sculptures with a mountain scene and waterfalls and loved it and she loved cats and wanted one in her sculpture.  Huh? 
 I was able to fulfill her desires by creating a mountain scene,with waterfalls and a cougar on a cliff.
The client didn't want your standard couch art; so they commissioned me to come up with a sculptural piece to reflect the oriental motif in their formal living room.A close up of the Oriental Garden featuring a bridge, cat tails and a weeping willow.  I used very subtle colors so as not to overwhelm the room.
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This client's husband was in Europe on a business trip when she commissioned me to do something on their 20 x 25 foot wall and she wanted it completed in time to suprise him when he returned (4 wks).  This photo is of the bottom half of the piece.This is the upper half of the artwork.  The husband arrived as I was doing the final clean up upon completion.  He was very surprised and pleased.  They refered me to two other clients.
When the clients were building their house they realized the layout of the Great Rm restricted what they could do with the large upper wall of the staircase.  Their builder referred me to them and they commissioned me to create a piece that would bring the viewer's eye up the whole wall.  There were several design obstacles such as the height and incline of the format, the chandelier and more importantly the two large pillars to the Great Room to overcome.  The clients also wanted an “aspens in winter” scene.  The subtle color in the mountains helps draw the eyes up.
The proprietor of the Somewhere Else Bar and Grill commissioned me to do a couple of sports motif sculptures.  His clients were both Broncos and Bears football fans.  Each is approximately 4’ x 4’.The Bear's logo