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Split Infinity: Giant bronze sculpture of Albert Einstein coming to ArtsQuest Center

Einstein is coming to Bethlehem.

The famed physicist arrives next weekend as a 37-foot tall, 2,000-pound bronze sculpture, a guest of the SouthSide Arts & Music Festival. His gigantic size, reflecting both his intellect and his influence, will be a sight to behold as he simultaneously emerges from the floor and disappears into the ceiling, seemingly ascending a rope attached to his shoe. ...Read more

Pittsburgh Artist James West to Bring 2,000 lb. Bronze Sculpture to SouthSide Arts & Music Festival

‘Split Infinity’ on display in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks April 19-June 23

BETHLEHEM, PA— The Theory of Relativity, E = mc2, is perhaps the most famous equation in the world, and while most can attribute it to Albert Einstein, few understand its significance.

Aiming to educate through art, Pittsburgh-based sculptor James West wants to challenge the public to step outside its comfort zone and explore science and physics with his large cast bronze sculpture of Einstein. Weighing in at more than 2,000 pounds, Split Infinity will be on display at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, from April 19-June 23 in the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. ...Read more

November Issue of Sculpture Magazine

Released over the weekend, we are happy to have a prominent position with TW Bronze, Enterprise, OR, in the November issue of Sculpture Magazine. A publication of the International Sculpture Center.

 

A new/old take on Pittsburgh hits print

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 article by Brian O’Neill.  New Pittsburgh released book features Studio Wild West iconic bronze sculpture, Point Of View, as Cover photography.

 

Featured Artist in SCULPTURE Magazine, September 2017

Featured artist in Sculpture magazine, September 2017

Large-scale tales: Blawnox-based sculptor tells a story with each piece

Large-scale tales: Blawnox-based sculptor tells a story with each piece

TRIBUNE REVIEW | KURT SHAW | Friday, July 21, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

James West is a local artist who most Pittsburghers only know through his most celebrated work, “Point of View,” a bronze sculpture of George Washington making peace with Seneca leader Guyasuta. ...Read more

21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America

21 Things Pittsburgh Has Given to America

by Joe Vennare | Innovation

Being a mid-sized city can be a gift and a curse.

No matter what happens in Pittsburgh, it will never gain the acclaim of New York or L.A. That’s not to say that Pittsburgh hasn’t played a pivotal role in America’s development. It certainly has. And it still is, developing game-changing innovations whose impact far exceeds its midsize status. ...Read more

Helping Local People Save Local Land

Helping Local People Save Local Land

West is teaming with the Allegheny Land Trust to produce Sculptures, shown below in maquette form. Jim was once again creatively inspired by the beautiful nature found on Sycamore Island and Wingfield Pines. ...Read more

Cultural Trust

Cultural Trust

Jim West & Kevin McMahon of the cultural trust of Pittsburgh waiting for the new NEA chair Dr. Jane Chu to tour the cultural district. ...Read more

Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork

Breast Cancer Survivors Inspire Artwork

BRA Day 2013. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation selected the third Wednesday of October as national BRA Day USA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day) to promote education and awareness of breast reconstruction options.

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