Carlson creates whimsical welded steel sculptures and
architectural oddities using
found objects, recycled materials and new steel. He
creates these things in Prescott, Arizona.
Pop Rocket Features
am the featured artist in the April, 2010 issue of Pop
Pop Rocket is a Northern Arizona arts and
entertainment magazine published in Prescott, AZ. My
sculpture, COSMOS, is on the cover and there are photos
of some of my other work inside.
The issue is available online.
Article by Royce Carlson in The Blue Rock Review - PLAY
Blue Rock Review is an annual collected
journal of visual art, essays, poetry, and interviews
about the creative process.
I wrote an article about how play and work blend in the
creation of my art and they published it in this year's
journal.. Each year has a theme and in this issue the
theme was "Play." The article features several photos of
my work. It's an honor to be represented in such a
fine publication. I highly recommend it to creative
Burning Man Calendar has a picture of COSMOS in it.
Burning Man Festival organizers put out a wall
calendar. This year's contains lots of photos of art,
performances, etc. On the page for June, 2010, there is
night shot of Cosmos taken by
Cosmos was set up at Burning Man in 2004. Since then it
has been displayed in the yard of my shop, Cosmic Steel.
When it was at Burning Man, it had Spandex covered wind
catchers. The Spandex rotted away very quickly. Now the
wind catchers are sheathed in steel for durability
COSMOS appears in
Bruce Willis film, released Sept. 25, 2009, is about a
future where everyone interacts via surrogate robots. My
sculpture, Cosmos, appears in the background about a
third of the way through the movie. The setting is the
"human reservation" where a character called The Prophet
(played by Ving Rhames) lives. It's a green park-like
setting with greenhouses and wind sculptures and such.
Cosmos can be seen spinning away at the left side of the
screen for about 2 seconds. There is a another,
direct-on, shot except Bruce Willis' head practically
fills the screen. I suppose, since he is the star of the
movie, that I shouldn't complain too much about him
blocking the view of the sculpture!
the movie was pretty good. Both my wife and I are
action/adventure and Sci-Fi fans so it's not surprising
that we liked it.
available for sale. - $26,000 The sculpture is a
little more than 20 feet tall and has a base diameter of
12 feet. There are multiple spinning elements. Check out
video tour of Cosmic steel to see it in action
(near the end of the 5-minute video).
I wrote a
brief story about how Cosmos ended up in this movie in
Adventures in the Zone.
Article shows one of
my gates in Phoenix Home and Garden magazine.
A gate I
made for the Morgan/Trushell residence appears in an
article about their home in the February, 2008 issue of
Phoenix Home and Garden magazine.
article has photo of a gate I made.
July, 2007 issue of Yavapai Magazine, they did a feature
on a remodeled home that included several pieces of my
metalwork. A water fountain/sculpture of mine is on the
cover and a photo of an entry gate of mine is in the
body of the article.
COSMOS appears in
Wired Magazine article (online).
COSMOS to show at the Burning Man Festival in 2004.
Wired Magazine did a feature in the online magazine on
Burning Man and a photo of COSMOS is in it. Look at
their slideshow. -