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Rise Up is a larger than life-size scrap steel figurative
sculpture depicting man, woman and child that represents
not only the act of rising above life's challenges but also
the bond and strength of family. The commissioned piece is
primarily made from sections of derelict steel heating oil
tanks welded together to form the bodies. Found metal
objects such as auto parts and medical prothesis are
incorporated in such a way as to depict reconstructed
knees, hips, elbows, spines, as well as hearts. The piece's
primary function is to provide inspiration to those who are
experiencing orthopedic and medical challenges. As
always, my medium is a direct statement concerning my
ideas on transformation through recycling, reuse, and
reincarnation. The project took nearly two years to
complete from design stage to finished sculpture. It is on
permanent display and open to the public in the lobby of
the Center For Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, 13
Western Maryland Pkwy, Hagerstown, MD. Office Hrs. M-F.
Photos by C. Kurt Holter