This is a mock-up of a sculpture I hope to place in a jazz club or juke joint.
I designed and built this mosaic hot tub from the ground up in my backyard in downtown Santa Cruz.
The hot tub was designed and initially built for a sculpture seminar class at UCSC in the early 90’s, taught by Rick Soss.
The structure was built of steel and concrete block (thank you Jay Howe, Bruce Malley, and Barton Cline). It is 6′ deep, and features an ergonomically-engineered, cantilevered seat, making it possible to submerge oneself into the cavern beneath the seat. Monumental art is cool (no, hot).
Kings Creek, 220 Mountain Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, California. 3′ x 25′ mosaic mural commissioned by George Ow Jr., on behalf of the Ow Family, for the retaining wall at the entrance of King’s Village Shopping Center. Designed, rendered, and installed around eight steel, rainbow trout created by fabricator/artist Darren Forbes. My wife Dori assisted. Time to install: 28 days.