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Venetian Clock Tower Fountain, Las Vegas NV.

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  • The Clock Tower Fountain
    The Venetian Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas NV.
  • The Clock Tower Fountain, a project through Valleycrest Landscape Development, was one of our most challenging projects to date. Given only three months to design and fabricate a feature for a world class resort presents it's own array of difficulties. In the end I believe that we were able to produce a top notch feature despite all the inherent difficulties.

  • The Fountain featured an assortment of sculptural elements, four nude and semi nude Grecian bathers were placed at the forefront each a work of art in and of itself. Beyond the four tiered fountain center, the walls are lined with six exquisitely carved stone lion masks. Each plumbed to be a spout.
  • the Stark white marble lends itself well to the lighting of this interior feature, here we see our lions spaced evenly between some beautiful Corinthian columns.
  • Designing the centerpiece for this fountain was particularly challenging. Concealed within the center is a massive steel support beam. The beam is an essential structural support for this part of the casino and my fountain was intended to hide it. This drastically limited the minimum diameter of the central components, which makes it a challenge to create elegant forms. The contours I chose were intended to create the illusion of a graceful and elegant form despite being limited in how narrow I could make the pieces.
  • A view of the sculpture grouping in the basin of the fountain, four nude and semi-nude Grecian bathers. The design and approval process for these sculptures was brutal. Each started out as a traditional artistic rendering, then moving to stone were further modified and adjusted to meet the Venetians approval. 
  • In our stone yard during fabrication our carvers lay out the completed lion masks beside a large printing of my original concept art. They really stepped up and did an excellent job realizing my drawings.
  • Here a carver holds up his reference print of my concept art, They are very accurate in their translation to stone.