Artist Introduction and Gallery
Kurt is a self-taught ever-evolving artist, highly motivated with the goal of rendering simple natural forms, ideas and themes into Stainless Sculptures.
Kurt’s artistic interests are rooted in his family and his father’s and grandfather’s painting. For Kurt, the creative instinct has taken form in his designing and making three-dimensional stainless steel sculptures. Having a family and a business to manage have always come first for Kurt, so time for art has always been a scarce commodity. Recently though he has built-out and equipped a welding studio in his Pleasant Hill home and the sculptures are starting to flow more regularly now.
Kurt has a great deal of experience and background in welding as he commercially welded on pipelines and industrial projects in the early 70’s and taught specialty welding for nine years at Diablo Valley College. His interest in microelectronics and pharmaceutical facilities exposed him to welding stainless steel for special applications and thus spawned his interest in this unique medium. Kurt’s sculptures are designed to show off graceful form, light and color while allowing the viewer to see, touch and feel the sculpture. Kurt has a keen interest in leaving some sort of legacy and thus likes that his sculptures may be shared and enjoyed by several generations to come in the same condition as when originally crafted.
This gallery is a collection of photographs of my stainless sculptures. I prefer making sculptures so I have kept my web site simple for you to navigate and easy for me to manage, please enjoy.
My wall sculptures have an interesting quality that is similar to a view of a city. These wall sculptures change character from day to night and the source of lighting. It is this quality that makes my sculptures a key part of a home and its’ art. I am still amazed at the depth and the different moods that each of these pieces provides the viewer at different times.
Due to the reflective nature of stainless steel, it is very difficult to get good photographic shots even with controlled lighting, professional backdrops and high-end equipment. Even at their best photographs do not capture the three-dimensional aspects of sculpture art in any one shot. We have used different lighting to show the colors and form of each sculpture and have provided multiple photographs to give you more of a 3D view.
The sculptures you see here have all been created with the idea that I will produce new sculptures using similar techniques and shapes to enhance your individual home, workplace or garden area. Every sculpture is a one-of-a-kind original – new and different in many ways.
If you like certain styles of sculptures please go to contact page and send me your thoughts. I hope you enjoy my artwork. I would appreciate any observations or comments you may have.
Please see my Commissioned work page as I have a program to combine a Childs drawing and my sculpture for a life long memento.
The Hop Scotching picture, is a combination of a "Hop Scotch" drawing and a "Stainless" figure.