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The Great Challenge for Mars Grate

Before I begin this Blog about the creation of my Mars Grate, I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. I now need help to complete some of my artworks.  And that is because I am the SURVIVOR OF A HEMORRHAGIC STROKE. It happened on that fateful evening of October 31, 2017. What a MEAN TRICK for […]

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Seattle Tribute Creation

My original plan was to augment my exhibition: “Plastics Under Cover by Creating a new sculpture relief of a Seattle Cover as a tribute to  the Burke Museum of Seattle who loaned Helen Anne Gately, Bobbi’s Seattle friend sent rubbings and photos of the original gray iron cover located on N 34th Street and Phinney […]

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Three Sewers = A Home Run in Stickball

Three Sewers (Stickball Tribute) Mastrangelo’s sculpture relief 34″ x 30 ” x 4″ ABOUT STICKBALL:  Stickball was a game that turned the landscape of the city street into an asphalt field of dreams for kids who wanted to play baseball nearby.  An old broom handle morphed into a bat, manhole covers and car tires became […]

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Grate Spring

Grate Spring Tribute to Brian Mahoney Brian inspired me with his creative Horticultural Concepts and surprised me with “Tete-a-Tete” Daffodils blooming up through my garden grate. click any image to enlarge   Brian commissioned a simulation of a Cleveland Electric Illumination Company Utility Cover for me. ( I was born in Ohio) He also had […]

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“Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism”

Story by the Artist Download/Print PDF “Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism!” was actually created using thick pillow foam. Cutting the pillow foam was easy. But covering the soft foam grate and its support rim was a challenge. It was tricky and sticky. Fitting the material over curved edges required many cuts, plenty of fabric glue […]