The face in the photo above is my friend Brano Mandic, a journalist in Montenegro.
Each prototype came out differently. This is the first one I've made for sale. I do not expect to make many.
The gloved hand above is for perspective.
Color and Glare
The reflective parts of this sculpture glare from either sun or snow and that throws off the camera. I have to shoot under overcast with no snow. When I get a day like that without rain I'll shoot the whole pole.
10 feet (3 meters) above ground. In cross section it is roughly round, 10 to 12 inches in diameter.
Stainless steel. This will last millennia.
One person asked if it will bend in the wind. When I was strength-testing the prototype, I beat on it with a wooden 2 by 4 that was 8 feet long until the wood broke. No mark was left on the sculpture. It will not bend in the wind. I have made sculptures of thinner metal than this that withstood sustained gale force winds while trees around them blew down.
The last prototype I made of this I gave to a relative to put in his yard where I could watch how it aged. I wanted to see how the colors held up over the next few years. I got involved in other projects. More than 20 years passed. It now is near Washington DC where, I'm told, when people see it out the back window, they stop to talk about it.
In that time it has not lost its color. A 4-foot-tall prototype has been in my backyard for as long where I watch it. With each prototype I got better at bringing out the colors. The final version pictured here is the best one I've made. The earlier pieces maintained their color, so this one should too.
Some think that the first thing a work of art should be is interesting. Otherwise, no one pays attention to it. People engage with this one.