Artist: Steve aka "Shig" Shigley

Title: Passage Way 3 Arch Sculpture 

Description: Assembled steel straight post arches (shown in raw steel patina).  Sculpture can be displayed in a wide variety of configurations and continually re-configured as desired.  Interior or exterior display.  (Note: if for exterior display, sculpture should be mounted with bolts onto a concrete platform or set into the ground with long screws for greater stability.  Exposure to high winds will render the sculpture airborne if not secured).  

This sculpture is available in custom sizes that include an assemblage of 6 arches (see image) and can be powder coated in orange, white, black, yellow and red.  Other non-primary colors may fade quickly with continous exposure to the sun.  

Dimensions: (Sculpture shown): Larger arch 7 to 8 ft h x 40"w x 3"d, lower arches 6 to 7 ft h x 40"w x 3"d

 

6 Arch Sculpture: $14,000

Dimensions: Large Arch: 7 to 8 ft h x 40"w x 3"d, Varying lower arches: 6 1/2 ft h x 40"w x 3"d to 5 1/2"ft h x 40"w x 3"d.

"Passage Way" 3 Arch Sculpture by Steve aka "Shig" Shigley

$10,000.00Price
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    STEVE SHIGLEY (SHIG)

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

         

    Artist/Metal Fabricator               2013-present

    • Create abstract metal sculptures for display in local establishments and galleries
    • Design and build custom art pieces, gates, arbors, furniture for clients
    • Collaborate with gallery owners in creating custom, commissioned metal sculptures ●      Fabricate and install large scale public art sculptures for music and art festivals

     

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • April Wong, For One Weekend a Year a Tiny Town on the Salton Sea Becomes a Mecca for Artists and Partiers, LA Magazine, March 2019
    • Stephanie Rafanelli, “Don’t Call It a Festival”, C Magazine, July 2018
    • Steven Biller, “Can Artists Save the Salton Sea”, Palm Springs Life, July 2, 2018
    • Rory Carroll, “in a Forgotten Town by the Salton Sea Newcomers Build Bohemian Dream”, The Guardian, April 23, 2018
    • Angela Romero, “S. Shigley. Art, Tesseract and No Rules”, Coachella Valley Weekly,

                March-April 2018, Vol. 7 #2

    • Elizabeth Jardina, “Before and After: Palm Springs Party Pad Becomes a Slick Retreat”,

                Sunset Magazine, Nov. 2017

    • Benjamin Goulet, “I Put a Spell on You”, Luna Arcana, Spring/Summer 2017 Issue 2
    • Site Staff/ Social Scene, “Colin Fisher Studios Opens Modern Mania Art Opening”, Palm Springs Life, Feb. 24, 2016
    • Lisa Marie Hart, “Into The Woods”, Palm Springs Life, Dec. 31, 2015
    • Site Staff, “Colin Fisher Engages the Valley’s Art Scene With a Two Artist Show on Display through March 15, 2014”, Palm Springs Life, March 4, 2014
    • Leslie Shaw, “More Venues Means More Art”, High Desert Star, Oct. 13, 2012

     

    EXHIBITIONS

    • Group Exhibition: “Bold and Bright”, 2018 Palm Springs Juried Art Show
    • Group Exhibition: “Sculpture in the Garden”, (juried) San Diego Botanical Gardens​          
    • Group Exhibition: “Sensual Assault”, Ranch of the Rising Sun, Joshua Tree, CA
    • Group Exhibition: “Modern Mania”, Colin Fisher Studios, Cathedral City, CA
    • Solo Exhibition: “Shig”, Taylor Junction Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA
    • Two-Person Exhibition: “A Two-Man Expedition Into the World of Art”, (with artist Crystofer Shoemaker) Colin Fisher Studios, Cathedral City, CA

     

    NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Accepted to attend the artist in residency program at the Chateau D’ Orquevaux in Paris, France in Summer of 2019
    • Second Place award in 2018 Palm Springs Juried Art Show (Bold and Bright)
    • Commissioned to create numerous large scale public sculptures, including what is believed to be the world’s largest freestanding steel Tesseract for the 2018 and 2019 Bombay Beach Biennale         

     

     

     

     

                                                                      STATEMENT

     

    As a metal sculptor and abstractionist I love creating pieces that invite my audience into them, allowing one to actually take part, if you will. To provoke participants to engage with the work closely and find

    their own perspective of it. With my newer sculptures and current direction I am hoping to move further

    into the 3rd dimension, experimenting more with the use of light, shadows and the absence of space. 

     

    I believe being fearless and taking risks is essential in life and especially as an artist to continue to grow.  I try not to concern myself too much with what is considered “right or wrong” or “good or bad”

    in the art world these days. If I can explore new techniques and ideas to create a piece of art that brings me complete satisfaction and then release it into the universe for someone else to enjoy, then I have succeeded. The medium I have immersed myself in presents endless possibilities in that exploration, and I feel I am still just scratching the surface.

     

    At this point in my career, my art is first and foremost for myself and my sanity.  After that I would like to think it appeals to those spry and exuberant individuals looking for something bold and unique and are willing to walk to the edge to find it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                        BIO​  

     

    S Shigley (b. 1974) in Rockford, IL is a self taught, emerging artist who is best known for his highly regarded Joshua Tree sculptures. An accomplished metal worker/ fabricator whose work ranges from table top sculpture, metal wall art, custom furniture to large scale public art.

     

    His work has been described as “Dramatically refined with the highest attention to details” and having “A very unique approach to abstractionism through the use of raw steel, bold colors, light and shadows”.

     

    Over the course of the last 2 years “Shig” has been commissioned to create numerous large scale sculptures including what is believed to be the world’s largest steel Tesseract for the Bombay Beach

    Biennale. The Biennale in its 4th year, is a renegade celebration of art, music and philosophy with the intent of raising awareness of the Salton Sea environmental crisis.  The sculptures throughout the town are now permanent installations and stand testament to what can occur when a creative community of artists gather for a common cause. 

     

    Currently he is preparing for an artist in residency program, to which he was awarded a “Golden

    Ticket” at the prestigious Chateau D’ Orquevaux in Paris, France in 2019. He has has been invited to create a one of a kind piece for the sculpture garden and build a working metal shop for future artists and sculptors to create in.

     

    He is represented by Colin Fishers Studios in Palm Springs and his work can be found in private collections throughout California, Seattle, Portland, Canada and New York. 

     

    When not creating and refining his craft in the California high desert and Seattle he enjoys spending time with his Daughter, friends and riding his custom Harley