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John T Unger
Meridian Sculptural Firebowl | Fireplaces by John T Unger | Allure Waikiki in Honolulu
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Meridian Sculptural Firebowl - Fireplaces

Featured In Allure Waikiki, Honolulu, HI


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The largest firebowl I’ve done to date is the 53 inch diameter Meridian Sculptural Firebowl™ installed on the 6th floor pool deck at Allure Waikiki. I absolutely love the above photo by Eric Staudenmaier and how it captures the glow of the fire on the teak deck. If Eric were based in Hawaii rather than LA, I’d absolutely hire him to shoot all of the other firebowls installed in hotels throughout the Hawaiin Islands!

This firebowl was quite a challenge to make, ship and have installed really— it weighs around 600 pounds and required a crane to put in place.

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John T Unger
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Wescover creator since 2019
John T. Unger is a sculptor and mosaic artist in Hudson, NY. Best known for his Sculptural Firebowls, Unger was the first to cut propane tanks into decorative fire features.

Self-taught as a visual artist, Unger’s training in poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, and Stone Circle brings a depth and lyricism to his visual works. Music, myth and metaphor are woven into his work, a foundation of story and song. Using a variety of media, he seeks to marry construction and context. Materials and techniques are chosen for their impact on narrative, meaning and nuance as much as for form or function.

To make art that will last, he looks to the past for examples that still delight after millennia— believing the simplest forms are most likely to remain relevant. Natural history, music, literature and ancient art are his strongest inspirations.

From performing his poetry on stage at Lollapalooza in 1996, to bartering a mosaic to a bank as a down payment for a house and studio, to displaying an American flag created from over 20,000 Budweiser bottle caps at the 2015 Stagecoach Music Festival, Unger’s art practice has been as much about making good stories as making good art.