|Master Swimmer, bronze and concrete, ©2015 Sutton Betti Sculptures|
Last Wednesday we permanently installed my bronze and concrete sculpture titled Master Swimmer in front of EPIC (Edora Pool and Ice Center). The 1 ton sculpture has not yet been completed. There will be (2) 3/4″ turquoise colored glass and (2) concrete caps that will sit on top of the large columns. Final completion will be the end of this year when the glass is ready.
EPIC is the regions premier ice and aquatics facility with an indoor 50-meter x 25-yard pool as well as two indoor 200 foot x 85 foot ice surface. The facility serves the entire community with a variety of programs, classes, events and activities.
The sculpture was a gift by George Thornton to the city of Fort Collins. The unique design came about as my client didn’t want the traditional “museum mount”, which is stainless steel rods connecting the bronze to the base so I had to come up with different solutions. After about a week of designing and drawing I met with George to show him different concepts. The approved design consist of two 1/2 ton columns cast in colored concrete and glass sandwiched in between each of the columns to indicate the level of the water. The model for this sculpture was my brother, good job Mo!!