JesseSmall
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  • This outdoor public art sculpture is a memorial to three shooting victims in Kansas City. It is constructed with stainless steel and permanently attached to the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. The overall size is 40 feet wide, 15 feet tall, and extends up to 4 feet from the wall. The sculpture finds strength in curvature, and suprising lightness for its size. The immense quantity of intricate cutting was performed by a computer controilled laser, which in turn was controlled by the artist.
    Infinite Awareness 2016
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  • "Infinite Aspirations 2013" was commissioned by the KC Chiefs Art Collection for the remodel of Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri. It is made of enameled steel and aluminum. Water-jet, lazer, plasma, and good old human hands went into making this massive hanging sculpture. It is about looking up to the stars and living your dreams. Inspired by dream-catchers, the sculpture is designed to channel good energy into the stadium while blocking any bad energy from getting into the "Chiefs Kingdom." Each hanging element is a unique window into a special universe, a unique design language, yet they are all arranged as a team supporting eachother. The red framework is a dynamic, structural yet highly ornamental "nest" that arranges the hanging elements in an overall symmetrical format but with a twist: the two tiers are set at oblique angles and rotations which only line up from a single vantage point. The sculpture has a radically different "posture" from various viweing angles. From below, all the elements unite into a single, axial pattern that is, in that moment, one big dream-catcher. Thanks to the excellent support from A. Zahner Co., Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Leopold Gallery, and the entire KC Chiefs media team and Art Collection advisory board.
    Infinite Aspirations at Arrowhead Stadium
    1800,1200
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  • "Infinite Aspirations 2013" was commissioned by the KC Chiefs Art Collection for the remodel of Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri. It is made of enameled steel and aluminum. Water-jet, lazer, plasma, and good old human hands went into making this massive hanging sculpture. It is about looking up to the stars and living your dreams. Inspired by dream-catchers, the sculpture is designed to channel good energy into the stadium while blocking any bad energy from getting into the "Chiefs Kingdom." Each hanging element is a unique window into a special universe, a unique design language, yet they are all arranged as a team supporting eachother. The red framework is a dynamic, structural yet highly ornamental "nest" that arranges the hanging elements in an overall symmetrical format but with a twist: the two tiers are set at oblique angles and rotations which only line up from a single vantage point. The sculpture has a radically different "posture" from various viweing angles. From below, all the elements unite into a single, axial pattern that is, in that moment, one big dream-catcher. Thanks to the excellent support from A. Zahner Co., Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Leopold Gallery, and the entire KC Chiefs media team and Art Collection advisory board.
    Infinite Aspirations at Arrowhead Stadium
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  • "Infinite Aspirations 2013" was commissioned by the KC Chiefs Art Collection for the remodel of Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri. It is made of enameled steel and aluminum. Water-jet, lazer, plasma, and good old human hands went into making this massive hanging sculpture. It is about looking up to the stars and living your dreams. Inspired by dream-catchers, the sculpture is designed to channel good energy into the stadium while blocking any bad energy from getting into the "Chiefs Kingdom." Each hanging element is a unique window into a special universe, a unique design language, yet they are all arranged as a team supporting eachother. The red framework is a dynamic, structural yet highly ornamental "nest" that arranges the hanging elements in an overall symmetrical format but with a twist: the two tiers are set at oblique angles and rotations which only line up from a single vantage point. The sculpture has a radically different "posture" from various viweing angles. From below, all the elements unite into a single, axial pattern that is, in that moment, one big dream-catcher. Thanks to the excellent support from A. Zahner Co., Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Leopold Gallery, and the entire KC Chiefs media team and Art Collection advisory board.
    Infinite Aspirations at Arrowhead Stadium
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  • "Infinite Aspirations 2013" was commissioned by the KC Chiefs Art Collection for the remodel of Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri. It is made of enameled steel and aluminum. Water-jet, lazer, plasma, and good old human hands went into making this massive hanging sculpture. It is about looking up to the stars and living your dreams. Inspired by dream-catchers, the sculpture is designed to channel good energy into the stadium while blocking any bad energy from getting into the "Chiefs Kingdom." Each hanging element is a unique window into a special universe, a unique design language, yet they are all arranged as a team supporting eachother. The red framework is a dynamic, structural yet highly ornamental "nest" that arranges the hanging elements in an overall symmetrical format but with a twist: the two tiers are set at oblique angles and rotations which only line up from a single vantage point. The sculpture has a radically different "posture" from various viweing angles. From below, all the elements unite into a single, axial pattern that is, in that moment, one big dream-catcher. Thanks to the excellent support from A. Zahner Co., Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Leopold Gallery, and the entire KC Chiefs media team and Art Collection advisory board.
    Infinite Aspirations at Arrowhead Stadium
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  • Infinite CHandelier is composed of over a dozen hanging elements in the entry vestibule of Marshaltown Public Library, Iowa.  The piece is about stretching your imagination and crossing into a world of potential and learning.  The pieces are all made using enameled steel.  The name of the piece refers to the great literary genius J. L. Borges who wrote about an infinite library, "La Biblioteca de Babel."  This was a guiding concept to theme the sculpture towards literature and study.  The act of reference leads each user into a unique path within a finite space.  As each person enters the library by passing ben eath this sculpture, they quickly form a unique line of inquiry.
    Infinite Chandelier at Marshaltown Public Library
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  • Infinite CHandelier is composed of over a dozen hanging elements in the entry vestibule of Marshaltown Public Library, Iowa. The piece is about stretching your imagination and crossing into a world of potential and learning. The pieces are all made using enameled steel. The name of the piece refers to the great literary genius J. L. Borges who wrote about an infinite library, "La Biblioteca de Babel." This was a guiding concept to theme the sculpture towards literature and study. The act of reference leads each user into a unique path within a finite space. As each person enters the library by passing ben eath this sculpture, they quickly form a unique line of inquiry.
    Infinite Chandelier at Marshaltown Public Library
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  • "Zenos Paradox" is permanently installed at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. It was selected by the Oregon Arts Council, and developed specifically for the site. The piece is about the inherent near-symmetry found in nature, which gets its strength and direction from imperfections. It is a massive mural ingalvanized steel, with broad dynamic strokes and fine tuned details for many ranges of viewing. Set within the historic campus buildings, there is a wonderful contrast between the old and the new. Against a challenging budget of 11,000, this piece made use of existing resources wherever possible. It is a true study in developing world class public art despite a challenging budget... making use of intelligent design and durable, common materials. It has a ZERO maintenance schedule and 100 year rating on all hardware and materials.
    Zenos Paradox at Western Oregon University
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  • "Zenos Paradox" is permanently installed at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. It was selected by the Oregon Arts Council, and developed specifically for the site. The piece is about the inherent near-symmetry found in nature, which gets its strength and direction from imperfections. It is a massive mural ingalvanized steel, with broad dynamic strokes and fine tuned details for many ranges of viewing. Set within the historic campus buildings, there is a wonderful contrast between the old and the new. Against a challenging budget of 11,000, this piece made use of existing resources wherever possible. It is a true study in developing world class public art despite a challenging budget... making use of intelligent design and durable, common materials. It has a ZERO maintenance schedule and 100 year rating on all hardware and materials.
    Zenos Paradox at Western Oregon University
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  • This group of seven sculptures was created for the entryway of Mercy Wellness Hospital in Des Moines.  It is about organic growth, strength, and lookikng up.  It creates a canopy, like a group of trees, whoose patterns layer and become very complex.  It is made using very high engineering standards to withstand the harsh winters and high winds common to the area.  Despite being highly durable and massively heavy, the pieces float and rise.  As one views the work from various angles, different aspects come in and out of prominence.  The piece was developed in collaboration with LADCO, the architects who oversaw the landscaping and large scale planning of the hospital campus.  Plcaed along a main road, the sculpture has become part of the fabric of the neighborhood and a landmark to navigate by.
    Leap of Faith at Mercy Wellness Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
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  • This group of seven sculptures was created for the entryway of Mercy Wellness Hospital in Des Moines. It is about organic growth, strength, and lookikng up. It creates a canopy, like a group of trees, whoose patterns layer and become very complex. It is made using very high engineering standards to withstand the harsh winters and high winds common to the area. Despite being highly durable and massively heavy, the pieces float and rise. As one views the work from various angles, different aspects come in and out of prominence. The piece was developed in collaboration with LADCO, the architects who oversaw the landscaping and large scale planning of the hospital campus. Plcaed along a main road, the sculpture has become part of the fabric of the neighborhood and a landmark to navigate by.
    Leap of Faith at Mercy Wellness Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
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  • public art sculpture made using an old BJC military jeep.  Hand cut by Jesse Small using a plasma cutter, permanently on display in Shenzhen OCAT, China
    Shenzhen Jeep
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  • Golden Hedges was designed in close collaboration with Helix architecture. The site was an old auto repair center being converted into an entirely new function: a high traffic bank. The sculptures exist at both sides of the property, establishing an overall theme that is linked with the architecture. The pieces were also made using COR10 Ship steel to rust and patina and yes, to BLEED onto patches of newly poured concrete. The result is a massive sculpture that, though motionless, transforms with the seasons and creates slow drawings on the concrete around it. In particular the rear piece has created an amazing rust "drawing" on the CIP wall that reflects the unplanned ways that the patternwork channels runoff. Jesse cut these sculptures from massive slabs of solid COR10 steel by hand, using a Thermal Dynamics 100xl hand torch. The hand cutting creates an organic line quality that adds to the life of the sculpture, the value of the marks, disposing of modern technology to create a "timeless" piece.
    Golden Hedges at MO Bank, Kansas City
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  • Golden Hedges was designed in close collaboration with Helix architecture. The site was an old auto repair center being converted into an entirely new function: a high traffic bank. The sculptures exist at both sides of the property, establishing an overall theme that is linked with the architecture. The pieces were also made using COR10 Ship steel to rust and patina and yes, to BLEED onto patches of newly poured concrete. The result is a massive sculpture that, though motionless, transforms with the seasons and creates slow drawings on the concrete around it. In particular the rear piece has created an amazing rust "drawing" on the CIP wall that reflects the unplanned ways that the patternwork channels runoff. Jesse cut these sculptures from massive slabs of solid COR10 steel by hand, using a Thermal Dynamics 100xl hand torch. The hand cutting creates an organic line quality that adds to the life of the sculpture, the value of the marks, disposing of modern technology to create a "timeless" piece.
    Golden Hedges at MO Bank, Kansas City
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  • A series of galvanized steel sculptures sprinkled on the facade of a new parking structure.  In collaboration with 360 Architecture.
    Globe Drift
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  • A series of galvanized steel sculptures sprinkled on the facade of a new parking structure. In collaboration with 360 Architecture.
    Globe Drift
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  • Flock creates over 150 linear feet of pedestrian guardrail. It is mounted to the existing steel framework, as all resources were brought to bear. Other steps were also taken to ensure budget maximization: The design process was part of a "free", unmetered design phase that many KC artists contributed to the Riverfront Heritage Trail. The original proposal for Flock goes back to 1999, as part of a package that included other sites along the trail. Jesse made the bird screens by hand in 2005. First an overall line drawing was created, and it was best to cut the panels each by hand since each one is different. All the panels line up to create a single continuous artwork: a flock of magpies frozen in motion. The bluffs around the bridge are highly populated with the birds, forming the direct inspiration for the artwork. The panels were installed in 2012, along with a general enhancemnt of the bridges lighting and surfaces. The materials and finishes match the existing civic infrastructure, thereby avoiding new maintenance schedule. A very successful urban enhancement project that reopened a useful corridor in downtown KC that took, literally, 13 years to see through. I am very grateful to the many people in the neighborhood association, City Hall, Parks and Rec, MODOT, Faultless Starch, Riverfront Heritage Group, and Julia Calabrese.
    Flock at I-670 Pedestrian Bridge, Kansas City
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  • Flock creates over 150 linear feet of pedestrian guardrail. It is mounted to the existing steel framework, as all resources were brought to bear. Other steps were also taken to ensure budget maximization: The design process was part of a "free", unmetered design phase that many KC artists contributed to the Riverfront Heritage Trail. The original proposal for Flock goes back to 1999, as part of a package that included other sites along the trail. Jesse made the bird screens by hand in 2005. First an overall line drawing was created, and it was best to cut the panels each by hand since each one is different. All the panels line up to create a single continuous artwork: a flock of magpies frozen in motion. The bluffs around the bridge are highly populated with the birds, forming the direct inspiration for the artwork. The panels were installed in 2012, along with a general enhancemnt of the bridges lighting and surfaces. The materials and finishes match the existing civic infrastructure, thereby avoiding new maintenance schedule. A very successful urban enhancement project that reopened a useful corridor in downtown KC that took, literally, 13 years to see through. I am very grateful to the many people in the neighborhood association, City Hall, Parks and Rec, MODOT, Faultless Starch, Riverfront Heritage Group, and Julia Calabrese.
    Flock at I-670 Pedestrian Bridge, Kansas City
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