The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod continues to amaze with great projects and new and exciting additions to the facility, with the latest one being a sculpture which is located at the entryway of STRAT. In fact, the sculpture is located on the corner of West Bob Stupak Avenue and South Las Vegas Boulevard. The STRAT celebrated the sculpture a couple of days ago.
It is an amazing work of art which is bound to take breaths away from the people passing by. The sculpture consists of three ascending figures, each of them made of stainless steel. The sculpture was made by three local artists who live and work in Las Vegas, and their names are Nick Stiley, Adin Fly, and James Talbert. All of them had separate jobs to do when it comes to the sculpture. Stiley had an opportunity to handle design and fabrication, while Fly was responsible for creating the artistic concept. James Talbert made a final touch with CAD design and fabrication. The sculpture was ordered by Blake L. Sartini who is a chairman, president, and CEO of Golden Entertainment, the STRAT’s parent company. Sartini asked Kevin Barry Fine Art to make a sculpture that would honor the legendary tower nearby.
Furthermore, Sartini stated that the STRAT was located at the entrance to the Las Vegas Arts District and it was a testament to the great creative talent that they have in Las Vegas. The sculpture, which is called “LOOK!”, and other new pieces of art that have been commissioned by the property are proof that the STRAT is ready to support local artists and help them showcase their work on the Las Vegas Strip.
The “LOOK!” sculpture varies in shape and size, as each figure is unique in its own way. The smallest figure is eight feet tall, and it weighs a total of 800 pounds. Furthermore, the middle figure is 11 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 850 pounds. The third is the largest one, and it is 15 feet tall and weighs a total of 1,1000 pounds. The sculpture’s heads reveal a view which is directed to the SkyPod and SkyJump.
The tree artists revealed the sculpture along with a couple of other people, including Chris Fiumara, the Vice President and General Manager of The STRAT, Bob Coffin, Las Vegas City Councilman, Cedric Crear, Las Vegas Councilman, and John Barry, Principal of Kevin Barry Fine Art.
Barry even made a short statement about the sculpture, claiming that in order to come up with the origin of that marvelous piece, an artist had to be inspired by the sheer force that the STRAT Tower stood for. Furthermore, he added that the artists also had to recognize the natural tendency of passers-by to raise their heads and be in awe of this great Las Vegas Strip building. Finally, he concluded that the sculpture had to inspire all bystanders so that they could ‘LOOK!’ up at the STRAT. In other words, he believes that the sculpture stands for much more than an ordinary cool-looking piece of art.
If you are a type of person who likes art and wants to explore all the works by local artists, you can take a look at the additional pieces that artists from Las Vegas created and that are displayed all over the STRAT, especially at the BLVD & MAIN Taphouse, The STRAT Cafe, and View Lounge. Therefore, next time you are in Vegas, make sure not to miss the amazing sculpture along with all other interesting pieces of art in the area.