Entries are in reverse-chronological order below and are primarily sculptural. For information on most recent work that includes metal fabrication, please visit the AJ Fisher Design page on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/ajfisherdesign
This is a camp cooking setup I have been designing and building. The sides will ultimately feature light-weight, metal covering to provide protection from the wind. This station breaks down for easier transport.
Sold my sculpture "Atom-o-Rocket" to the owner of a local space-themed mini storage for display in their office.
The Kratenkaart will serve as an outdoor kitchen for camping. The removable plywood units will be covered with solid surface and can serve as work surfaces, crate lids, or camp side tables (in concert with a crate).
These handrails were fabricated, powder coated, and installed by volunteers in support of the local Veterans Housing Project here in Eugene, OR. www.veteranshousingproject.org
AJ Fisher's sculpture "Erganic Cyclist" was one of 54 pieces chosen for inclusion in this year's show. The show ran from Friday, August 22nd through October 4th, 2014 in the Jacobs Gallery in the Hult Center lower level here in Eugene, OR.
I designed and fabricated this decorative panel for my friend Rachel's deck. The panel features the silhouette of a heron, cattails, reed grasses, and a couple dragon-flys.
Recently finished fabricating a stainless steel base for this pub-type table. The surface material (yet to be stained & sealed) is a large piece of Black Walnut from Alton Baker Park, harvested by the Urban Lumber Company.
This image shows two recent works-in-progress; on the left is "Spirit of Oregon Industry" which depicts a metal landscape featuring mountains, flowing water, a downed tree (lumber) and high-tension power lines in the background. On the right is a bike messenger sculpture titled "Erganic Cyclist". Want to learn more about what is erganic? A description is available here.
I was one of ten presenters at the September 7th 10square event put on by design|spring here in Eugene, OR. Here is a description of the event and an online version of my presentation "100% erganic - An Oregon artist's journey between Rural and Modern".
It was over 100 years ago that electric streetcars first rolled down the streets of Eugene. Streetcar service ended in Eugene in 1927. Will they ever return? Here is my concept for a future, Eugene streetcar system.
Completed my mid-century modern/Googie inspired bar (click the pic for more images and description).
My figurative sculpture Erganic Scales of Justice was selected for inclusion in the Mayor's Art Show at the Jacob's Gallery, in Eugene, OR. The show runs from August 25th through October 8th, 2011. I was also awarded the Jacobs Gallery Board President Award at the opening reception held Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at the Hult Center. Additional information on the show may be found at: www.jacobsgallery.org/MAS.
This piece is called ".doc" and is inspired by 8-bit desktop iconography. The flat, white document icon contrasts highly against a glossy, black background disc. Unlike most of my work, this piece is meant to be displayed on a wall. It is fabricated from steel plate and some hardware.
Firepit 2.0 is fashioned from a repurposed, 55 gallon, steel drum. It also uses metal plate, tubing, and expanded mesh. It is subtly inspired by Space Age design. See the metal design page for additional images.
I participated in the June 2010 Last Thursday event on Alberta Street in Portland, OR. It was a lot of fun and great to meet and talk to so many interesting folks.
This firepit is constructed from a 55 gallon drum. See the metal design page for additional images.
Modern dogport inspired by mid century modern residential architecture in the style of Cliff May or Eichler.
The "Atom-o-Rocket" sculpture is inspired by hood ornaments of the 1950's and Space Age design.
|This is a pic of the Ragin' Bull Bike; an experimental attempt at building a human-powered transport for 4 people. For more pics, and a description of the project, select this hyperlink.|
|This rams-head door knocker is for a mountain cabin.|
|Designing and fabricating a bar in a modern, mid-century style. This is an artist's conception of the intended finished product.|
|This unit is for storing and transporting LPs.|
|My erganic design sculpture "John Doe" was exhibited at the 2008 Le Salon des Refuses as part of the annual Eugene Celebration.|
|This cat house or pet perch is constructed using 1 1/2" steel tubing, plywood, cedar, and a recycled, metal table base.|
|This modern box is for holding fiewood. Additional photos in metal design.|
|This custom stand was built to accomodate office equipment such as a combination printer/scanner/fax, credit card processor, internet router, and such.|
|This stick and marshmallow are made out of metal, paint and hydrographic. Here is a hyperlink to a detail image of the piece.|
|This custom fireplace screen is for a mid century modern house. Here is a hyperlink to a detail image of the piece.|
|"Robotic Liberty Leading the People" was rejected by the 2007 Mayor's Art Show. It is on display however at Le Salon des Refuses in conjunction with the annual Eugene Celebration. The September 6, 2007 issue of the Eugene Weekly includes an article on Le Salon and also features a photo of the sculpture. Here is a hyperlink to the online version of the article.|
|This custom bench is for my friend Van. She wanted a compact bench for inside her front door where she could remove and put on her shoes. The bench features a low, steel frame and the seat is comprised of sections of Cedar 2 x 4's.|
|Completed piece titled "Robotic Liberty Leading the People". An ominous, steel robot boldly traverses a digital landscape. It commands a permanent flag in one hand and a combination ray gun and bayonette in the other.|
|Custom aquarium stand for a 55 gallon fish tank.|
|Designed custom gates and fence panels for installation at Nelson/May Residence off Killingsworth in Portland, OR.|
|Completed the finish work on my "Wheelchair Racer" and submitted it to the Eugene Celebration Mayor's Art Show for jurying earlier this week. Found out today it was not selected. I will be entering it into Le Salon des Refuses.|
|Participated in the First Annual Lorane Valley Wine & Garlic Festival. The event was held at King Estate Winery over Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th. There were approximately a dozen art vendors as well as 9 different wineries. Saturday was hot and beautiful. Sunday was warm as well, but a breeze kept things nice and cool.|
|Completed fabrication of figure titled "Last Dance".|
|Posted a photo of an Asian-inspired side table I was recently commissioned to fabricate. It is steel with a flat black powder coat finish. A piece of faux marble is utilized for the table surface.|
|Completed fabrication of erganic "Sasquatch".|
|Fabricated six decorative rods and 12 accompanying brackets in an Arts and Crafts style for hanging window treatments. This work is for a cabin near Mt. Hood and is hopefully reminiscent in theme to the amazing wrought iron hardware adorning Timberline Lodge The ram's head is removable by utilizing a square collar and hex, set-screw. This allows the window treatment to be added and/or removed from the rod if desired. The mounting brackets also feature "hidden" hex screws that secure the rod within the bracket cradle for safety purposes, but allow the rod to be removed when necessary. The rods measure in length from 36" to over 72". Additional photos in metal design.|
|Completed major fabrication of an erganic snake form coiled over a t-shaped perch. It's called "Serpent". I visited the Oregon Zoo outside Portland a couple weeks ago. That trip inspired me to create this form.|
The September 22, 2005 edition of the Eugene Weekly featured a review by Sylvie Pederson on the 2005 Salon des Refuses. She mentions my head-standing, breakdancing piece. Here is a hyperlink to the article.|
Thanks to Lynette Chiang, the Gal from Downunder, for her continued support of my work.
|Designed a sculpture called "Wheelchair Racer". The inspiration for creating this sculpture came to me during the collective 36 hours I spent in my booth at the Art & the Vineyard 2005.|
|071505||I participated in the 2005 Art & the Vineyard at Alton Baker Park here in Eugene. It was exciting and a lot of fun. I received a lot of positive feedback and advice from both attendees and other artists who participated. Thanks to everyone who came by to see my booth and special thanks to those who helped staff my booth during the event.|