Thursday, July 9, 2009
I finally remembered my camera to photograph the sculptures of Stan Bitters. These monolithic ceramic sculptures were done in the 1970s by the California sculptor. They grace the facade of the Duncan Enterprises headquarters building facing Shields Avenue in Fresno.
The sculptures are amazing just because of their shear size. Some are 14 feet wide and 22 feet tall. When I think of how Bitters made all the textures, patterns, and glazes match, it is truly mind boggling, not to mention the number of pieces needed to complete each sculpture.
Each of the sculptures has a light mounted in front on the ground. I would love to drive by the building at night to see the sculptures all lit.
I love the use of primary colors and the textured surfaces. The deceivingly simple shapes are modern yet classic.
I wasn't able to take most of the photos straight on due to all the cars parked there during the day. Hope you enjoy them.