Something Good: Pittsburgh Statues Don Face Masks – PITSBURGH TODAY LIVE: March 26, 2020, nationally-acclaimed sculptor Jim West responded to a request from community advocate Lynne Squilla to ensure that George Washington and Seneca leader Guyasuta – the subjects of his monumental bronze, stone, and concrete (12′ x 10′) sculpture entitled Point of View – were practicing social distancing atop Mount Washington in Pittsburgh.
Jim West & Kevin McMahon of the cultural trust of Pittsburgh waiting for the new NEA chair Dr. Jane Chu to tour the cultural district.
November 2017 Issue of Sculpture Magazine
Featured Artist in SCULPTURE Magazine, September 2017
Helping Local People Save Local Land
West is teaming with the Allegheny Land Trust to produce Sculptures, shown below in maquette form. Jim was once again creatively inspired by the beautiful nature found on Sycamore Island and Wingfield Pines.
Remarking on the artistry of what nature can be when restored and untouched, West often mentions that people in general are ‘users’ of the land, he notes that using the land can be positive and valuable if we give back to its overall constitution.