Artist: Tom Newport Cedar Rapids, IA Location: 211 N Public Road, Mojos Plaza Materials: Stainless Steel Price: $5,000 Artists Statement My fabricated stainless steel sculptures are often outwardly abstract, but are closely linked to nature and reality. The energy and the vitality expressed in my compositions reflect a subtle inner strength and spirit that expands and interacts gracefully with space and the surrounding environment. My work is inspired by experience in floral design, jewelry design and a general observation of the world around me.
Following the installation of the sculptures, area poets and visual artists will be invited to participate in a juried art show, "See and Respond!" where artists create a piece inspired by one of the sculptures. There will be cash prizes awarded in multiple categories. Visit the See & Respond page for more information.