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New Sculpture By Seattle Sculptor Installed In Clayton



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Seattle sculptor Gerard Tsutakawa sits in front of his sculpture, “Uzumaki Curve,” which was installed on Tuesday, May 3, at The Crescent in Clayton, 155 Carondelet. (click for larger version)
May 20, 2011
Internationally-recognized Seattle sculptor Gerard Tsutakawa installed his first public piece of artwork in the Midwest on May 3 in front of The Crescent in Clayton, 155 Carondelet Plaza.

"Uzumaki Curve" represents a theme of naturally-spiraling curves, with bountiful energy and perceived movement from all angles.

Tsutakawa is recognized for his abstract bronze sculptures and each piece's patina. "Uzumaki Curve" is finished in Tsutakawa's signature, secret family patina, which the artist applies by hand then covers with layers of wax to protect it from weather.

The finished piece is a welded fabrication assembled from multiple segments of silicon bronze sheets. The sculpture weighs nearly 1,000 pounds and measures 12-feet long by 8-feet high by 7-feet wide.

Tsutakawa began fabrication of "Uzumaki Curve" in his Seattle studio in November 2010 and finished in mid-April 2011.

The sculpture is a gift to the neighborhood from The Crescent in Clayton developer, MK&C Crescent LLC.

"'Uzumaki Curve' will serve as a signature and significant piece of artwork to anchor this vibrant new Clayton neighborhood," said Mark Mehlman, CEO of MK&C Crescent LLC.

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