Our approach creates a role reversal for the mediums; the sculptural
element is composed of flat symbiotic silhouetted shapes while the
color-field painted surface ironically adds the illusion of dimension
and depth to the flat forms.
©2010 Alyson Kinkade and Jane DeDecker, all rights reserved.
Our approach creates a role reversal for the mediums; the sculptural element is
composed of flat symbiotic silhouetted shapes while the color-field painted
surface ironically adds the illusion of dimension and depth to the flat forms. We
seek to create public artworks that respond to a unique community yet are
universally approachable and playful through a sophisticated and eloquent
Steel forms will be fabricated from sheet metal and are strong and durable.
Bronze shapes are bold but because they are sculpted rather than fabricated
have more subtle refinements that activate the surface. Created in wax and cast
in museum-quality silicon bronze using the lost-wax process, all work involved
for the sculpture is done at DeDecker studio except for the bronze pour which
will be done at Madd Castings in Berthoud, Colorado, we personally
sculpt/paint all of our own work. The bronze will be painted with acrylics and
sealed with multiple coats UV protected lacquer finish. This process achieves a
highly durable sculpture requiring minimal maintenance of regular cleaning.
Working in this method gives us an opportunity to make economical, one-of-a-
kind large-scale art that speaks to the vitality of a community. Site design will
maintain a minimalist approach with clean lines that can complement its
surrounding and draw attention to the sculpture within its space.
DeDecker has a long and successful history of public art placements across the
nation. Her current projects are “Dawn & Dusk” for Tamarac, Florida and
“Shadows Passing” for Anchorage, Alaska. Among the most significant projects
would be the placement of three monumental bronzes along the Riverfront Park
district leading to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Painting professionally since 1997, Kinkade’s artwork has been displayed at the
Colorado State Capitol, Denver International Airport and she has mutliple
works in the permanent collection of Colorado State University. Kinkade is
Assistant Director for the National Sculptors’ Guild where she has participated
on design teams for a number of projects with budgets ranging from $25,000
to $2.8 million. DeDecker has been a member of NSG since 1994 and was
elected a Fellow this year. The NSG maintains a comprehensive liability
insurance policy for each project its artists undertake.