Loveland sculptor Rosetta’s latest work unveiled at Salt Lake’s City Creek Center
The piece was commissioned through the efforts of Missouri’s Public Art & Practice and the project was awarded to Rosetta in October of 2009 after a nationwide request for proposals.
Bringing “Stream of Life” to fruition was a shared effort between Rosetta and many skilled artisans who contribute to Loveland’s reputation as one of the nation’s leading art bronze producing communities. Independent contractors who were part of the project include Gary DuChateau, enlargement; Dan Ochs, mold making and wax pouring; Kathy Page, wax chasing; Dragon Castings, which cast the bronze; Eric Mesplé who tackled the formidable task of welding and chasing the 58 pieces of the puzzle into a beautiful finish; Patrick Kipper, who created the gorgeous patina; Bryan Wright, transport and installation; and Rosetta’s photographer, driver and all-around support system, husband Mel Schockner.
Owned by the LDS Church and run by Taubman Centers Inc. (which also runs the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver), City Creek Center is a mixed-use retail, residential and office complex. It is the first enclosed shopping center to open in the U.S. in six years, reflecting the vibrant Salt Lake economy and transforming the downtown area. Located across the street from Temple Square, City Creek Center’s amenities include luxury condos and apartments, two levels of retail with 100 stores, restaurants, an outdoor fireplace and heated sidewalks, a retractable skylight roof, waterfalls and lively fountains, as well as several sculptures, of which “Stream of Life” is the most prominent. More than 50,000 people attended the City Creek Center Grand Opening on March 22.
Known internationally for her stylized sculptures of animals and exhibited in a multitude of galleries, museums and art organizations across the country, Rosetta has completed large commissions for corporations, universities, cities and museums as well as individual collections, with “Stream of Life” in City Creek being her largest in both size and scope. For more information about the artist and her work, visit http://www.rosettasculpture.com, call (970) 667-6265, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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