……whose work is represented in more than 600 corporate, public, civic, museum, university & private collections WORLDWIDE!
This amazing sculptor, painter, designer & teacher has even done major projects listed under ‘Concept Design & Studio Production Experience’ on his website. You will be astonished at the scope of this gifted artist’s work.
Have you ever wondered how major art installations in public places are conceived and developed? Wonder no more.
I was privileged to receive a phone call from Ron Pekar to see his latest commission before it was to be delivered to the installation site the following day.
Just imagine how overcome I was to see two magnificent 16’ stainless steel olive trees, stately yet somehow warm and human.
O.K., back to the beginning. Ron was commissioned to do a major installation for the 2nd floor garden terrace of the new Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.
In this video, Ron discusses how the concept of the trees came into being. Also, it’s fascinating to understand how the leaves were individually cut by a laser and then welded onto the trees.
Here we have more on the project and the presentation that was made to Barry Wolfman, CEO of the hospital along with the Art Committee to get final approval.
In the middle picture to the right you can see Ron on a ladder working on the branches.
Ideas…..ideas….and more ideas…..Isn’t it fascinating to see the research and development of this wonderful project?
Working on another commission.
Traveler, supervises everything. This is the original clay model for the bronze installed at USC last year. (Remember I blogged about that.) You can watch the fascinating video ‘The Bronzing of Traveler’ on Ron’s website listed below.
Here’s the other tree with Traveler in the distance. Sort of like a sentinel guard don’t you think?
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