Last October we reported on the Call for Entries for a sculpture to adorn the Stanley Hotel (for many folks, most famously known as the setting of the movie, The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson.
The sculpture will go inside a hedge maze, measuring 10,000 feet, that was completed in 2015. Two sculptors from nearby Loveland, Colorado won that commission. They are Sutton Betti and Daniel Glanz, and the sculpture is just about ready to head to the foundry.
Before that can happen, the pair of artists will have to cut apart the sculpture in order to make the molds for the foundry. That foundry is Art Castings, also of Loveland. The foundry began in 1972 and has since grown to over 25,000 square feet and
In a great coup for sculptors, all three finalists will have their sculptures placed on the grounds of the iconic hotel, but Betti and Glanz captured the center stage spot. Installation is expected for September of this year.
Other local artisans will be part of the new sculpture for the Colorado landmark. The patina work will be by Debbie Bakel whose work can be seen on bronze sculptures across the country and around the world.
In the top photo of the Stanley Hotel’s new sculpture you see F.O. Stanley (yes, of Stanley Steamer fame) leaning on a post. That post will not be bronze, but it will be made from locally quarried Colorado Sandstone from a quarry that has been working nearby since 1958, called Arkins Park.
This is the first time the two sculptors have worked together on a sculpture, but they have been friends and shared studio space for many years. Taking a bit of artistic license, the pair created an image of Stanley at the age he was while in Estes Park, albeit in better health than he actually was experiencing.