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This was a themed commission from Milwaukee's Congregation Shalom. At 25 feet, it is my largest installation to date.

 

Fifteen thousand pounds of stainless steel were needed to rise to this height and withstand, as code required, wind loads of 100 miles per hour. My challenge was to evoke misty clouds and swirling flames with this mass and heavy cross sections. Over 100 individually cut pieces were created and passed through massive cold rolling machines.

 

PILLAR OF CLOUD, PILLAR OF FIRE

 

PILLAR OF CLOUD, PILLAR OF FIRE

SCHEMATICS

Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2012

Richard Edelman

25' x 8'x 8'

Stainless Steel