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James Piskoti

"Wildlife on a Ferris Wheel"

Conceptual Design

James Piskoti

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

About the Artwork

"Wildlife on a Ferris Wheel", located in Michael Himovitz Park in the southwestern corner of McKinley Village, is a 72" x 48" steel and painted sculpture in the rough form of a Ferris wheel. The surface of the wheel is painted with pairs of whimsical animals including a giant grasshopper, raccoon, rabbits, and birds. Widely known in the Sacramento region for his kinetic paintings of satirical urban situations, "Wildlife on a Ferris Wheel" is a departure for Piskoti. Over the last two years, Piskoti has begun to use animals in his work for the first time. The animals in "Wildlife on a Ferris Wheel" are comical, fun, and almost human-like. 

Completed artwork

 McKinley

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY 

James Piskoti

James Piskoti is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. He holds an MFA degree from Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture and a BS in Design from the University of Michigan.  Piskoti has exhibited his artwork at major venues throughout California, including the Pence Gallery in Davis; California State University, Stanislaus; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley; and the San Diego Art Institute, among others. He has also created brightly colored public art for the North Natomas Library in Sacramento and Hampton Park. Piskoti has earned numerous awards including the Serigraphy Award and the Timothy Duran Award from the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, the National Works on Paper Competition from the University of Mississippi, an Award of Excellence from the California State Fair, and the Jurors Award from the University Of Michigan School Of Art.

ARTIST WEBSITE 

www.jimpiskoti.com

 

James Piskoti

 

James Piskoti