New stainless steel sculpture installs today. Proud to partner with the city of Little Rock and Sculpture at the River Market! Stay tuned for pictures of the installation.
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Kevin Robb’s SERENADING THE CLOUDS to be installed today
Kevin Robb’s stainless steel sculpture Serenading the Clouds, a 19 foot tall brushed stainless steel sculpture is being installed today near the intersection of Rahling Road and St. Vincent Way in Little Rock, AR. Staff from the City of Little Rock Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Deltic Timber and Sculpture at the River Market, will be doing the installation.
The piece was purchased by Sculpture at the River Market with assistance from Deltic Timber to be enjoyed by the public as they travel through the area. Iconic public art can serve as a landmark for residents, employees, and visitors.
Kevin Robb’s Serenading the Clouds is a unique design for him because it has an even number of components. Four components take a special design to ensure the sculpture is strong and not repetitive, bringing the dynamics of space into the design that doesn’t come naturally.
The stainless steel is cut out and the individual components are welded together. When the components are 80% complete he then starts assembling them. The individual elements are hung from a crane system in his studio allowing them to turn, twist, raise, and move. Once he is pleased with the direction of the components, they are marked, taken down, and cut into one another so they can be conjoined into a continuous piece. It is never exact to the sketch, the sketch becomes the general idea, the creation happens in the studio.
Serenading the Clouds soars into the air at 19 feet and is 8 feet in width. It commands space and deals with the space around it with the strong, positive presence it displays. The brushed stainless steel finish catches the light in so many different ways.
Robb’s Playing Ball is another large scale sculpture in Little Rock and is located at the roundabout on Rebsamen Park Road at Riverfront Drive.