Most of the materials for NightStandStill had been kicking around the studio for years. The steel feet came from a long disused brace, the onyx was a slab first purchased as part of a shelf, and the mesquite came from a tree that grew down the street from the artist’s home. The tree grew large and healthy over a broken sewer line. (“I would have moved the sewer line and kept the tree,” says Kevin.)
When the owners cut down the resourceful tree, Kevin rescued it and cut it into rough planks, which rested under the workbench for two years before this project began.
Commission, Artist’s Collection, Phoenix, Arizona. Steel, wood, stone, 22″ x 18″ x 15″, 2004.