Artist: Roger Heitzman Location: Rancho Vista Neighborhood Park, 40437 35th Street West Installation Date: August 2022
During the park design process for Rancho Vista Park, residents overwhelmingly expressed interest in including a kinetic sculpture in the park design. Artist applications for this project were accepted electronically via CaFÉ. Submissions were subsequently reviewed and scored by the artist selection panel, with recommendations forwarded to the Public Art Commission.
Roger Heitzman’s large-scale kinetic wind sculpture Cosmo was selected and installed to coincide with the park's completion. The artist used rusted steel for the sculpture's base and stainless steel for the kinetic parts. Both are extremely durable materials, requiring minimal maintenance
About The Artist
From the beginning of his career in the 1980s, Roger has been attracted to the technical challenges presented by curvilinear forms as they are displayed in various art mediums. His technical competence allows him to explore art in motion through the use of accents, details, and nature.