"Garden Thug Water Fountain”

Bronze, Clear Resin, and Flowers, 2010-2011. 

"When I was first putting this piece together, in my head and in sketch form, I was thinking that it would be a bronze statue. A few days later it evolved into a water fountain statue. Again, it is a play on the hard and soft. There is a contradiction with this piece. Guns take many lives everyday, but in this case it's helping produce life with the water shooting from the barrels, drenching the surrounding flowers. These are things I love to play with. This piece took over one year to complete. Special thanks to David Kawano with his help on this project."