BOAT RIBS----a kinetic sculpture made from recycled Boat Ribs. 22 feet tall
with metals-----new, recycled, polished, rusty steel, old fence wire, brass, copper,
steel plate, box tubing, re-bar, old horseshoes, and parts from old cars or
machinery.His works range from a few
inches to over 30 feet------from ounces to hundreds of pounds.
RON NORMAN’Swork is dramatic and intense, whimsical and playful,
lifelike and contemporary.Much of RON NORMAN’Sart is influenced by the environment
in which he lives and grew up-----on Lopez Island.A small island in the archipelago of the San
Juan Islands, in the northwest corner of Washington State.These islands are made up of more than 200
islands, just a stone’s throw to Canada.
DUNGENESS CRAB---Mild steel, ground, rusted, hammered. 12 in wide by 10 in.
ROCK COW----Ron made a series of many ROCK animals, DUCKS, FISH, COWS, and SHEEP. This cow is 14 in. wide by 14 in. tall......a weighs a lot.
CAUGHT---Mild steel cut, ground, and painted. Woven into recycled fence wire. 48 in. wide by 22 in. tall.
GREAT BLUE HERON-----Ground, annealed mild steel. 14 in. wide by 52 in. tall.
SPRING FLOWERS in one of the many gardens that are part of RON NORMAN's home property.
SPOON ROOSTER---Made from spoons and other flatware, and mild steel cut, ground, welded for head and tail. 24 in. wide by 32 in. tall.
Ferry to Lopez Island.
RON NORMAN is a
fourth generation Lopez Islander.Ron’s
interest and connection to Native American culture goes back further than his
memory and is deep in his ancestry.
The photos that you see here
are just a sample of some of RON NORMAN’Swork.All of Ron’s work is individually designed and created.Some of these pieces have been sold and are displayed
in private collections or in public places.