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"Big Blue"
Public Sculptures by "Big Blue" seen at Fountain Lake, Fountain Hills - Spirit of the Saguaro

Spirit of the Saguaro

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This is a piece I designed and created for the new Legacy Park here in Fountain Hills AZ. The dedication for the park was 3-17-2015. This piece is made of 1/2" stainless steel solid bar pieces, about 720 + pieces. The flowers are made of copper polished stainless steel and brass. The humming bird is hammered out of 24 oz sheet copper with a stainless steel beak. The Wren is made of the same copper with stainless steel legs and eyes. The butterflies are made of stainless steel and stained glass. You can see more pictures of the process on my blog, "Spirit of the Saguaro".

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Don Kenworthy grew up on his family's farm in Southern Idaho along the Snake River with the Nevada Mountains and the Rim Rocks as a backdrop. After high school he attended a one year welding program at Boise State University and worked in the industry for a year. Soon after, he joined the army. Don spent 3 years at Fort Campbell Kentucky with the 101st Airborne Infantry. After the army he moved to Seattle Washington where after a few years in the industry he started his own business doing custom metal work. He contracted with builders, developers’ architects and Interior Designers to do custom metal work. His work included the structural steel to support the house to the custom designed and built metal railings that adorned the homes like fine jewelry. His work was mainly in the exclusive waterfront homes around Lake Washington in Seattle Washington. In 2001 Don relocated to Fountain Hills, Arizona, where he started focusing on his art. Don has been creating metal art and custom metal work for the exclusive residence around north Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Fountain Hills every since. The town of Fountain Hills purchased Don’s sculpture called “Big Blue” in 2013 and placed it in the world famous fountain. On 3-17-2015 Don's newest piece "The Spirit of the Saguaro" was placed in the new "Legacy Plaza in Fountain Park". In 2016 Don's newest piece a 8' 4" tall stainless steel abstract of a pair of John lennon glasses titled "Selfie Gate" located on the Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills. Don and his wife of 22 years currently reside in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

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