Permanence and Character
Thoughts on Rip Caswell’s Guardian Spirit by freelance writer Laura Zuckerman, from the article “They Walk Among Us”, published in Western Art & Architecture Winter/Spring 2008.
Developer – Eagle Landing Development
Art for a Community
Letter from the Mayor of Troutdale which details Rip’s unique ability to enhance a community with art and beauty.
Mayor of Troutdale, Oregon
Letter from Suzie Pietz of the Park Plaza Inc. business complex expressing thanks and appreciation to Rip for his talent and professionalism.
President of Park Plaza Inc.
Expressive and Beautiful
-Tad McCall, Tom McCall’s son, from an email written to Rip after the sculpture’s unveiling.
Tom McCall’s son, from a letter written to Rip after the sculpture’s unveiling.
Mr. Caswell is a consummate professional who creates superb artwork. We find him to be collaborative and a pleasure to work
Alison’s attention to detail, communication through the process and her follow through were outstanding. I am so happy we selected Alison Brown to be the sculptor for MSU’s Bronze Sparty!
Tami L. Kuhn
Director, MSU Union, Michigan State University
“I began working with Firebird three years ago on an abstract sculpture that is ten feet tall. From the 3-D printing to the polished completion of the final piece, each of the staff working on each of the various phases of development were kind, courteous, helpful and friendly. My committee and I were welcomed to see every stage in the process.
The staff was very open and professional (not to mention patient) with the development of our piece. Their various craftspeople were more than welders or workers. They are artists and artisans who seem to enjoy helping to give birth to my art as well. I couldn’t be more pleased with the service I have received or the relationships that have developed in working with Firebird Bronze.”