By Cynthia Germain
As part of the Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor, Bay View Park will be the home to a unique sculpture set to unveil in May of 2018. The site platform preparations have begun including landscaping of the surrounding escarpment and most recently the concrete pedestal for the yet untitled sculpture. Boleslaw Kochanowski from Junction City, Wisconsin, was commissioned to create a sculpture that is approachable and nature-themed with a crane flying, fashioned out of corten steel. Kochanowski says that he works often with this medium and likes its results.
The colorant that Kochanowski chose for the platform is intended to work well with the inevitable washes of time. He finds the most challenging part of the project to be visualizing the piece according to the concept drawing and then shaping the hot iron based on the visualization. Kochanowski has done similar works for Aurora Medical Center in Milwaukee and other Wisconsin organizations as well as private installations.