SCULPTURE: sculptural bench commissions

Please select from the following to learn more about works within this series.

“Al’s Place”

Black Steatite
4.6 H x 6. W x 4.6 D

COMMISSION: Prince George's Arts Council, Riverdale, Maryland, USA

Commemorative Sculpture Honoring Al Herling, Founder - Prince George's Arts Council, MD
As Sited: U.S. Federal Courthouse, Beltsville, Maryland, USA

“Jerry I & II”

“Requiem for Jerry”

Black Steatite
53"H x 78"W x 44" D

COMMISSION: Owens Brown Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD

A three stone public art environment sculpture commissioned by Dr. Karen Adams to commemorate her husband Jerry Adams' life. The large standing stone has a niche carved into it and is sited so that it faces the setting sun. A large bench stone is fitted into the standing stone and the third seat stone has a bronze commemorative plaque in it. This area is well used by all ages of the community and the sculpture was created to address these needs. The entire environment area is 15’ x 20’ and is at the entrance of the Center.


Black Steatite
3. H x 10.5 W x 2. D

COMMISSION: Town of Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

This Memorial Sculptural Bench is the first Public Art Sculpture owned by the Town of Woodstock.  It is sited in a birch grove on the edge of the town's park and playing fields.

"Parental Guidance"

6.6 H x 8.W x 4.6D

WINNER: MetroArt I Competition, 1988

A multi-block sculptural bench that was designed for the New Carrollton Metro Station, New Carrollton, MD. This gateway designed sculpture incorporates the concept of a "Mother" who holds you as you sit in the corner and a younger adult male against whom you can rest as you sit on his hands.

"Parental Guidance" has been purchased by the Prince George's Arts Council, MD, and is now permanently sited at Suitland High School, Suitland, MD. This is a magnet arts school for Prince George's County, MD, and was installed with the assistance of the sculpture students. MCC has given ongoing PGAC Art-in-Education Grant Lecture/carving sessions here for many years.