“Crescendo” is made of fabricated Cor-ten steel and stands six feet high and four feet in diameter and weighs 200 pounds. Inspired by natural bone forms, rural technology, and geometric structure, the artist has produced an unsettling sculpture that is both modern and intensely primal, public yet deeply personal.
Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Spiczka became captivated by metal early on through the experience of working at his family’s welding shop. Though he briefly studied art and philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, his true education has come from Nature, the example of past sculptors, and the craftsmanship of his father. His award winning sculptures have been exhibited nationally – including at DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Rochester Art Center and Franconia Sculpture Park – and can be found in many public and private collections.
"Crescendo" is part of a rotating exhibition of sculptures and is eligible for the 2017-2018 People's Choice Award. The piece can be purchased for personal acquisition or as a gift to the City for $12,500.