Return by Ralph Helmick sits at the entrance to Hopewell, Virginia, 20 miles south of Richmond. The 61-foot-tall sculpture is evocative of scaffolding and was inspired by the industrial mills of Hopewell. The piece is made of more than a linear mile of 2” stainless steel pipe. The angles of the horizontal pieces are all angled as if they radiate from a single point and the angles of these pieces increase as the piece go up. This resulted in over 1,000 parts with about half of those unique parts. JunoWorks designed all of the part files which were used to cut the 2” pipe on a six-axis tube laser. The piece was welded and assembled in our shop and then disassembled and shipped to Hopewell where we installed it.
By Cecil Balmond. One of the largest pieces we’ve created to date. This piece started with over 100K pounds of 1.5” thick stainless steel which we had waterjet to form the script on the cylinder as well as the two 9’ rings which support the script. The 13’ saddle in turn supports the ring and was hand formed by our team. We worked very closely with Balmond Studios throughout the entire fabrication process on the project. The Farhang Foundation commissioned this sculpture in Los Angeles to honor the ideals of Cyrus the Great– a Persian ruler who championed principles of religious diversity and personal freedom 2,500 years ago.
One of the most fun projects we've undertaken! Donald Lipski's "Jackson" is a 1960 city transit bus, which was located in Maryland, shipped to a trucking facility in Denver and then driven to our studio. Our team went at it with torches and wrenches removing all mechanical components. Dramatically altered the body and added 15,000 lbs. of structural steel. Located at a transit facility in Reno Nevada the bus is 25' in the air and on a 30-degree incline which all adds to the exaggerated perspective. All exterior and interior lights have been replaced with long life LED's which pop on at night.
Child of Fleeting Time
Shin Gray Studio created created this sculpture for the new Netflix production studio on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, commemorates the site’s historical landmark location as Warner Brother’s original Los Angeles location where the first talkie film was produced. The stainless steel sculpture, created in the shape of four curved film strips, features a media screen on the front skin of the sculptures. This media skin of the sculpture features the artist’s interpretation of the film, “The Jazz Singer”, the first talkie created at the site, focusing on the tension between two generations and the analog past and the digital present and future.
An informal entry to the new Human and Civil Rights Museum in Atlanta Georgia. Water flows over large etched glass panels with quotations from Margaret Mead and Nelson Mandala. The glass is framed by two stainless steel monuments, water is treated and recirculated by an elaborate underground pump room. JunoWorks was responsible for the entire piece including glass, water system and of course the stainless steel. John Grant our chief collaborator is responsible for pulling together several complicated systems with a very tight deadline to make this sculpture the huge success that it is. His efforts can't be overstated. Our first project with Larry Kirkland with two more in the works right now. The hand sketch shows the initial concept.
CIRCUIT by Erik Carlson / Area C Projects is a dynamic, interactive public artwork celebrating the spirit of progress and wellness that lies at the heart of the new Carla Madison Recreation Center in Denver, CO, and at the heart of the city of Denver at large. Through a monumental light display, the artwork will project, on the facility’s exterior facade, the levels of individual effort going on within, re-framing these efforts on a communal scale. In breaking down the separation between interior and exterior, between the individual and the group, CIRCUIT seeks to engage the ways that individual actions can build, grow and coalesce into a greater whole, and a greater good for all.
Ralph Helmick's Drawing Room located in Mesa Arizona, made of stainless and formed laser-cut carbon steel. The portraits are of local residents. The sculpture was built at the JunoWorks studio and transported as a single piece thereby reducing on site installation time. A great piece and very well received by the community.
Laser-cut steel and aluminum panels suspended from structural steel members attached to the building's ceiling. A beautiful piece located at the new Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State University. Ralph Helmick, artist.
At the entry of a new science building for Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Oklahoma. Graphic content--EKG graph, DNA strand, binary code and many more. Formed and painted laser-cut steel, stainless steel. Built entirely at the JunoWorks studio and cut into 17 pieces to fit shipping requirements. Ralph Helmick, artist.
Located in downtown Boston at "St. Paul's Cathedral on Boston Common. The sculpture began as 4' x 10' flat aluminum sheets and was formed by hand--all compound shapes--by the skilled crew at JunoWorks. Internal LED lighting transforms the sculpture at sunset. A beautiful and unexpected piece by Donald Lipski.
Located at the University of Texas El Paso, 25' tall, internal lighting and a water-jet cut skin. By artist Michael Clapper
Denver Justice Center, consisting of 1300 human silhouettes made from laser cut steel. 57' tall. photos by Clements/Howcraft . By artist Ralph Helmick
By Donald Lipski, thousands of painted stainless steel flaps flutter in the near constant winds of El Paso Texas. The sculpture is 60' tall and was transported to University of Texas in El Paso in sections. Assembled at a nearby parking lot and lifted by a 450 ton crane and set in it's final location approximately 200' from the assembly site. What could have been a challenging installation went seamlessly.
Hundreds of individual silhouettes come together to form E Pluribus. Suspended over a dramatic stairway in the atium of the new federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Completely assembled at the JunoWork's studio and then cut into pieces to fit through standard office doors. The sculpture is 43' tall, 20' in diameter and holds the massive space of the atrium beautifully. Painted laser cut steel. By Ralph Helmick.
Located in Celebration Plaza in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, The Tent, stands 43" tall and 14" wide. The Tent is a wind activated sculpture and was built from tubular stainless steel. It has nearly 500 panels of polished stainless steel and is painted on the outside with 23 colors of Spraylet environmentally friendly paint. By Donald Lipski
Installed in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2007, "The Doors" are constructed of wood, forged stainless steel, polished stainless steel, l.e.d. lights, and is 29' x 12' x 12'.
Made of polyester netting and installed over a busy city street in Denver Colorado for the biennial dramatic lighting changes the piece from day to night. JunoWorks provided project management and installation. By artist Janet Eichelman.
Providing protection over a stair leading to a light rail platform. Made of carbon steel, stainless steel and painted copper. By Marc Leese