Blog | Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture
Photos from inspirational studies in Rome! The Fountain of Neptune battling an octopus. (Italian: Fontana del Nettuno) is a fountain in Rome, Italy, located at the north end of the Piazza Navona.
The giant Pacific octopus grows bigger and lives longer than any other octopus species. The size record is held by a specimen that was 30 feet across and weighed more than 600 pounds.
Averages are more like 16 feet and 110 lbs.
7 PAGE TIED IN A BOW MAGAZINE FEATURE
I am honored to have a seven page feature about my sculpture in their beautiful magazine. High End Luxury Lifestyle Magazine includes Fashion, Art, Haute Cuisine, Travel, Literature and so much more.
Thank you, John Mathis, Trish Phillips Johnson
FEATURE IN GQ MAGAZINE (BRITISH) 'DECORATION INNOVATION'
2014 BRITISH GQ MAGAZINE 'DECORATION INNOVATION'
While on vacation in Ireland with my wife we stayed in Dublin then Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare. In Dublin, I purchased the latest issue of the (British) GQ Magazine at a Pharmacy. How amazing to be in Ireland, kicking back with an issue of GQ featuring my bronze giant squid 'Legend'. As well, I will never forget the walk in the Irish woods on castle grounds learning the art of Falconry!
Learning Falconry at Dromoland Castle grounds while in Ireland.
Feet up in Dublin Hotel reading (British) GQ. 2014
MOLDING A SCULPTURE TO BE
CAST IN BRONZE
Kirk McGuire makes all of his own master molds of each new sculpture or table. He is considered a 'Master Mold Maker'. Once working as The Monterey Sculpture Centers mold maker, and manager of their Mold Dept. Making molds one of many labor intensive 'high skill' steps in creating and producing a single bronze sculpture, or table.
giant squid sculpture, or dining/entry
Standard production time is 8 - 12 weeks. Welding is just one of many, labor intensive steps in the creation of a bronze sculpture, or table. Pictured here is 'Legend' getting MIG/TIG welded.
'VOYAGER' GREEN SEA TURTLE TABLE BASE.
Original of a coffee table, Kirk is currently creating. It will consist of several Green Sea Turtles together, supporting a glass top coffee table. Requiring conceptual design, engineering and intense skill.
This huge beak was mailed to me from a
The powerful beak is not the only reason to be wary of the Humboldt squid. It is a fearsome predator also known, for good reason, as the 'Jumbo Squid', or 'Red Devil'. It possesses the large brain, colour-changing skill and excellent vision of other squid and to these, it adds an aggressive temperament, a two-metre long body, 36 sharp hooks in each of its 2,000 suckers, and a penchant for cannibalism.
'LEGEND' was the centerpiece at the 2016 Explorers Club 112th Annual Dinner in New York.
Triton Submarine so graciously along with the Waldorf Astoria included 'Legend' along with a scale model of Tritons 3300/3 sub that was used to locate and film the world's first giant squid!
Explorers Club 112th
Annual Dinner Waldorf Astoria, NY.
'INSPIRATION & DESIGN' SPEECH MASERATI
“Hi Kirk, My name is Jena and I am reaching out on behalf of Maserati and the Transcend Creative Group. My team and I will be in the San Francisco area doing training for new Maserati Vehicles and we are looking for an artist who is willing to bring in a few pieces to talk about his/her art. We understand that this is last minute, but if you have any availability during the afternoon that day we would love to have you! I look forward to hearing from you!”
& Transcend Creative Group
I was both privileged and honored to receive an invitation from Maserati to give an 'Inspiration and Design' speech (Speech given at the Craneway Pavilion) about luxury and art. As one of the privileges of this invitation I was allowed to drive a 2016 'New Generation' Maserati Ghibli! I wish to give a huge thank you to Maserati as well as Jena Rickard, Terrence Mr. 'T', Adam the race driver, and the Transcend Creative Group Team! Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture has a class and classic elegance that when paired with Maserati both shined with beauty!
Thanks guys! Kirk
'Legend' at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show featured with Triton Submarine LLC. Triton graciously hosted this show booth along with 'Legend' and a scale model of Tritons 3300/3 man sub that was used to locate and film the world's first giant squid. As seen on the Discovery Channel. Jim Harris piloted the Triton Sub, which found and filmed a giant squid for the very first time in History. Jim also wrote me on my website. This is what he said about my giant squid sculpture:
"I love your sculptures! Especially the Giant Squid! I am the pilot who drove the Triton submersible for Dr. Kubodera and Magic Man Sugita on our dive where we filmed the Giant Squid off Chi Chi Jima, Japan. I also had the pleasure to pilot dives on that trip for Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Edie Widder. It was a good trip. When I saw your sculpture of the Giant Squid I said "that guy has got it!" Now....how am I gonna add one to my G-Squid collection? Keep up the good work."
Capturing the balance, harmony, movement
and rhythm of inspiring wildlife:
Is your home missing the extra flare that makes it your own? Is your office starting to conform to corporate America's dull version of conventional decor? If you were able to answer yes to any of these questions, it's time for you to step up and reclaim the appearance of what is rightfully yours to adorn. Today, this redecorating process is easier than ever before, thanks to Kirk McGuire's Bronze Sculptures. With sculpture's ranging in price from $2,500.00 to $20,000.00 +, there's a Kirk McGuire Bronze sculpture that is perfect for every budget and every room. Kirk McGuire's hand sculpted, sophisticated pieces are sure to become the centerpiece of any room, and will transform your home, boat, and office back to places where a person belongs.
Sculptures & Tables for Your
Personal Life or Business
Whether you desire a nautical sculpture to adorn your yacht, or are searching for the perfect exotic sculpture to compliment your home, or business - revamp your personal spaces with a Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture. You can choose from any of Kirk's existing creations, or commission a one-of-a kind sculpture to perfectly fit the vision for your room. Sculptures come in all shapes and sizes, and can stand impressively above you or be small enough to adorn a side table.
Kirk McGuire's Bronze Sculptures can function as more than just a sophisticated piece of art, too. Kirk offers a wide variety of sculpture and functional bronze pieces.
With many elegant options to choose from, as well as the opportunity to design your own custom pieces, your decorating options are only limited by your own imagination.
Let your mind run wild, and modernize your estate, or business with an exotic Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture, or table.
Whether it's a beautiful table in your home, or office a giant exotic sculpture standing guard over the lobby of your office building, or a refined monument near your business entrance. Placing a Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture in your workplace is sure to astound even your most unimpressible clients. Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculptures can provide an indoor or outdoor monument sculpture as a way to landmark your business. Everyone will know where your business is because of the magnificent bronze creation protecting your front door. Show your clients your sophisticated side by installing a Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture. They make fantastic talking points, and will ensure that your business is memorable for all of your potential clients.
About the Designer
Kirk McGuire, like you, is hardworking with an appreciation for the finer things in life. After spending nine years at the Monterey Sculpture center studying and perfecting his craft, Kirk mastered the brilliant sculpting techniques that are evident in each of his elegant bronze creations. Kirk's lifelong passion and curiosity for nature and wildlife are the driving influences behind his beautiful bronze sculptures. The most unusual creatures provide the strongest inspiration for Kirk's works of art, and the organic movement in his sculptures truly brings these creatures to life. Combining his love for these exotic species and an astute eye for detail, Kirk's artistic style allows the animals portrayed in these heavy bronze sculptures to appear as light as air. Throughout the past thirty years, Kirk's masterpieces have traveled across the world and have appeared in many galleries, private collections, and television and magazine features. Embrace the elegance of Kirk's eye-catching pieces and bring his unique balance of harmony, movement, and rhythm into your personal and work life.