“Luminous Beings Are We” by Kirk Seese

“Luminous Beings Are We” is located at the Wolf Ranch Town Center near Fact Fitness.

Artist: Kirk Seese
Dimensions: 7’6″H x 6’W x 6’D
Materials: Steel and MDO (Medium Density Overlay) Panel
Price: $10,000

This interactive sculpture acts as a life-sized picture frame, offering a memorable photo opportunity to people while visiting the area.

Made from a welded 2” square tubular steel frame and CNC cut, 3/4” marine grade, exterior sign industry standard MDO board, with designs directly printed onto the surface using UV inks, this piece is meant to last outdoors and hold up to not only the weather, but the public as well.

It stands 7 1/2 feet tall from base to spike tip, with an almost 3 foot “window”, a perfect size for people of all ages and heights to fit into and pose!

“Do you remember the feeling you had when you first discovered what you really wanted to do for the rest of your life? That excitement! That inexhaustible drive and determination! The future pregnant with possibilities. Well, I am experiencing such a blast right now, as a middle-aged visual artist!

For the majority of my artistic career I have been a local MD/DC metro area, 2D mural artist, and still am. Interior and exterior murals and faux finishing were my bread and butter. This was the case until 4 years ago when I was hired as Lead Designer for a New Zealand based, active family entertainment company called ClimbZone, which specializes in building themed climbing walls for their franchisees. Since then I have designed literally hundreds of themed climbing walls, my 2D designs becoming 3D reality, as they build and open new gyms here in America.

The fabrication technique we developed while I was employed there has opened my eyes to the possibilities of creating art in 3D. Considering my roots are in public art, I couldn’t help marry the two together.

So, I began applying for national Call to Artists at the end of 2018, and WOW have things really taken off!

Since then my debut sculpture design, The Feather, was selected for outdoor sculpture exhibitions in 15 states, including a permanent piece for the Underwater Museum of Art in Walton County, FL, and a prominent public sculpture for the Sunset Neighborhood Park Renovation in Renton, WA with a budget of $250k!

As you can see, I’ve hit something good here! I’m currently experiencing a personal creative renaissance. You are witnessing the birth of a public sculptor!

The ideas are flowing, the iron is hot. I’m having the time of my life and loving every minute of it!” Kirk Seese

This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through November 2021. To view this piece on the online Sculpture Tour map, please click here.

To purchase, please contact Amanda Still at arts@georgetown.org.

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