“Pipe Dream” – James Westermann

Donated by the Artist
3′ x 3′ x 17′

From the Artist:

Pipe Dream stands tall and reaches even higher. It symbolizes our striving to always achieve more while maintaining balance and strength.

Artist Statement:

I am a maker. I make sculptures, smiles, choices, change. When I grow up I want to make a difference. I am a maker.
I have grown and developed my sculpture and style by trying new things. I like to play on the balance between nature and infrastructure, often combining steel and stone in a contrasting yet seamless way. I don’t always have clear drawings or plans at the outset of a new work and enjoy letting the piece evolve with the process of creation, encouraging the use of material on hand and repurposed when possible.

I like my work to do the talking and rarely tell viewers the meaning or what to think of it. I feel that it is my role, as an artist, to provide the impetus for others to feel and think for themselves.

Artist Website: http://www.jwsculpture.com