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About This Installation

My sculpture is abstract. The abstract manipulation of form in space to create visual balance, using rhythm, action, and movement, combine to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in my work. My sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all commonly share in the human experience. The active forms that are brought together represent the flux of life, and embrace transformative concepts such as evolution, metamorphosis, and transcendence.

I have worked in many mediums but metal has remained my passion and is best suited for my work because of its strength, malleability, and inherent artistic beauty. My sculptures are conducive for outdoor Installations and Public Sites. They have been built for specific public exhibitions or outdoor exhibitions and commissions. I have developed the physical resources to construct my sculptures in my studio. My creative process requires organizing separate parts into a whole. Initially, much of this activity is spontaneous, both in large and small-scale work. The elements are all fabricated individually and then assembled by welding and bolting. The act of assembly and disassembly contribute to the ease of construction and installation and add to the aura of complexity in the work and is a part of my creative process. I have successfully installed large-scale sculptures temporarily and permanently in public spaces. I have worked with Departments of Public Works, Engineers, Architects, Advisory Committee’s, and other forms of infrastructure to develop and install public sculpture in Art Parks, Communities, Universities, and Colleges throughout the Midwest and South.

I believe that Public Art transforms the way people look at visual phenomena in their environment. Whatever its form, Public Art attracts attention and affects people's attitude toward their surroundings, and often stimulates an exchange of ideas that can be enriching emotionally, intellectually, and aesthetically.

This ArtPath location is made possible in part by generous contributions from
AF Group

Find on the Trail

River Front Pathway East

This cement pad is tucked into this lovely park just off of the River Trail across from the river bank that is adjacent to the Adado Riverfront Park which is a popular festival park making this a highly visible site.


About The Artist

Ray Katz
, MI

I began my career as a student, studying the figure. I moved toward abstraction in graduate school exploring various found object compositions in metal. I taught drawing, sculpture, and design at a very well-equipped community college for 48 years. During that time, I developed the resources to build metal sculpture at my own studio in Pontiac MI., I am best known for my large-scale metal / public sculpture, however, I work successfully in a wide range of media and sizes. I have exhibited sculpture and furniture publicly and privately throughout the Mid-West, Mid-South, West, and overseas in Paris, France, and Tokyo, Japan.

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