Turlock Irrigation District Tribute
TID WATER & POWER MONUMENT carved by Ira Kessey is a tribute to the water and power district's past, present and future employees.
The 5 Ton Basalt Boulder was picked by the artist and plucked from a deep ravine a few hundred feet below the emergency spillway gates of the Don Pedro Dam.
It's Size, Shape & Absence of Fissures made it the perfect stone to carve. The artist tells a story in the 1920's worker style relief carving in stone about the history of Turlock Irrigation District that transformed California's great central valley by helping communities prosper providing an adequate supply of irrigation water.
CAPTAIN GEORGE WHITTELL BRONZE
This sculpture was created over a two year period, sculpting the clay maquette on site at the Thunderbird Lodge.
The bronze casting was done at Art Works foundry in Emeryville, California.
The bronze is ¾ scale and stands 24” tall on a stone base.
This sculpture was commissioned for the entry of a home in Martis Camp, Truckee, California.
It is carved from a solid piece of old growth Claro walnut log. It stands 36” tall on a granite boulder looking up at a Moroccan star pendant in the porte cochere.
IRIS GARDEN ART GLASS
These sandblast carved glass booth dividers were commissioned for Nikkos Restaurant in Vacaville, California.
The iris garden design was created for the twenty six glass panels and also for the menu covers.
The glass is a deeply carved sandblast stageblast technique on 3/4” thick glass with 1” beveled and flat polished edges. They were edge lit with neon lights from inside the wall below.
After many years, the glass was removed and is currently looking for a new owner. Please inquire if interested.