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1. Showing of sculptor's past work and recommendations from previous clients to establish confidence that a good sculpture and working relationship is possible.
2. Discussion with client concerning objectives, subject, theme, style, etc.
3. Submission of sculptor's idea with sketches (two or three-dimensional) to clearly show idea and appearance in the proposed setting. (Five percent of approximate cost-figure to artist. Two and one-half percent to be paid at the initiation of the sketch stage and the remainder at the satisfactory conclusion of the sketch stage.
4. Discussion of sketches with client to establish consensus on size, material and other matters related to cost.
5. Designing of model. During this period the sculptor will establish the exact cost of the total project, unless it has been predetermined by a budget figure. (Ten percent of the approximate cost-figure to artist. Five percent at the initiation of the model stage and five percent when the work on the model is accepted.)
6. Signing of the contract. A fee for the idea and model has already been paid to the sculptor. The remaining cost of the project will be divided into three equal installments. The first will be paid at the time of the signing of the contract, the second when the sculpture is half way to completion, and the third and remaining portion will be paid at the time of the satisfactory completion and installation of the sculpture. Pictures will be sent during the course of construction and/or representatives of the clients can visit the sculptor's studio.
Larger commissions are better for me than many small ones - also challenging ones where I can think creatively. Solving problems including that of function and appropriateness are (as well as esthetics) important to me and what I like to get involved with. Usually I have a discussion with a client and find out why the sculpture is being considered. With more discussion we can add to that. (See "What Sculpture Can Do".) Usually, then, I first make sketches and if it looks like we are getting something, I will make a model. (See "Stages: Sculpture Commission" to see how I work with clients.)
George Gale, the founder of Gale University and Galesville, WI.
Symphonic Joy, a three-dimensional design in faceted stained glass for the City of La Crosse, commissioned by the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.
Worlds Largest Buffalo Tourist Attraction
City of Jamestown, North Dakota, 1959
Good Shepherd and chancel furniture. (Moved to St. John's; Dickenson, N.D., 1982)
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Bowman, North Dakota, 1962.
Zion Lutheran Church; Belvidere, Illinois, 1968.
Family, bronze fountain.
Christian Action Ministry; Chicago, Illinois, 1968.
St. Michael's Lutheran Church; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972.
Bicentennial Monument, Memorial Building, Bronze and stainless steel sculpture relief.
(17 feet by 27 feet)
Jamestown, North Dakota, 1973-74.
Martin Luther, 1976. 13 feet welded "Cor-Ten" steel sculpture.
Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas
Bronze Plaques (6), 1978. For the chancel wall of Our Savior's Lutheran Church;
Gambrinus, 1980. Welded "Cor-Ten" steel, 8 feet high.
G. Heileman Brewing Company Corporate Center; La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Lacrosse Players, 1981. Welded "Cor-Ten" steel. Life-size Indian figures located in "Harborview Plaza";
La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Family, 1982. Cast bronze, four figures, 8 feet high plus base.
Gundersen Clinic; La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Good Shepherd, 1983. Black iron relief, 18 feet high.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Symbol, 1983. "Master and Disciple"
Lutheran Church of the Master, Edina, Minnesota.
Dr. Anne, 1984. Cast bronze woman and boy.
Anne Carlson School, Jamestown, North Dakota.
Ted Mannstedt, 1986. (Portrait) Welded steel.
Eagle Sculpture Landmark, 1987. Welded "Cor-Ten" and stainless steel. Total height, 38 feet.
Riverside Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Small Boy, 1987. Welded steel and brazed-bronze.
Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Eagle and Eternal Flame, 1996. Veterans' Memorial Stadium, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
(Former) Governor, C.C. Washburn, 1996. Bronze bust.
D.B. Reinhart, 1998. Bronze bust. Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
The Visionary, 1999. Welded Cor-Ten steel, 9 feet tall. Galesville, Wisconsin.
Gideon Hixon, 2001. 6 ½ feet Bronze figure for the City of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
John and Nettie Mooney, 2006. Bronze busts. Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Woman With Pink Ribbon, 2011. Cast Bronze. Mayo Health Systems, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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