“Tree Branches” by Kirk Seese

“Tree Branches”, is located at Founders Park at the corner of 9th Street and Church Street.

Artist: Kirk Seese
Dimensions: 7’6″H x 4’W x 4’D
Materials: Steel and MDO (Medium Density Overlay) Panel
Price: $7,500

“”Tree Branches” is another adaptation of the Feather design, although more complex as I stray from the singular post and add “branches” sprouting from a main “trunk”.

In keeping with the Feather panel style, I use geometric shapes lined in black, with fields of swirling and fading colors inside. These colors repeat themselves in a kaleidoscope fashion, emanating from the center of each panel, and are symmetrical. They have a strong tie-dye or wax batik look. A very organic and psychedelic feel, warm and inviting.

Similar to the Feather, the Tree Branches sculpture can either be anchor bolted to a concrete pad by it’s base plate, or can stand embedded in the ground using a 12” diameter x 5’ deep concrete footer. Whichever method we choose, it is bound to be a source of interest and curiosity to the people of Alamosa and would make a colorful addition to the surroundings there.

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.

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