Richard Erdman makes sculpture by commission ranging in scale from monumental public artworks to more intimate interior pieces for private collectors. The steps following your inquiry are as follows:
Richard collaborates with collectors, art consultants, designers, & architects to create original sculpture.
The commission process begins with an in-depth conversation with Richard.
With an understanding of the project & budget, we prepare a proposal with renderings, sketches, & models.
If the proposal is accepted, we present a detailed agreement outlining the scope of the project, timeline, & costs.
We regularly update clients with visuals from Richard's Carrara, Italy, studio as the work is being made.
The below proposal was made for a series of five Carrara marble sculptures for a Whipple Russell Architects project, Richard's second with Marc Whipple. Through collaboration and diligent aesthetic consideration, architecture, and landscape, these five new works – Spira, Arête, Aria, Odyssey, Aurora –represent a vivid cross-section of stone’s possibilities, creating an enriched experience on both the individual and collective scales. Installation February 2020.
"Sculpture serves as a portal to internal and subjective experience and carries the potential to enhance a client's specific vision. My medium of choice — stone, and especially Italian marble — is tied to some of the world’s oldest architectural works, and I delight in imbuing the ancient material with new life in innovative settings. With collaboration and diligent aesthetic consideration, architecture, landscape, and sculpture can harmonize for an exponentially enriched experience on both the individual and collective scales." - Richard Erdman
Send all commission inquiries to [email protected].