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At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, millions of guests have stopped to gaze in awe at the 14-foot sphere depicting the world. And Steven was a part of the team that built this Central Ohio landmark.

The piece, a commission from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, was also unique in that it afforded Steven a chance to partner with long-time mentor Robert Mullins. The two men worked side-by-side on the project, made of stainless steel. The piece also serves as a water feature, greeting guests at the world-famous zoo.

While it is one of Steven’s signature pieces, it was a true collaboration and he’s grateful to have been a part of the effort. A large-scale project, the globe took years to design and build. Steven fabricated all the continents on the globe and worked to engineer water jets.


Title: Globe
Description: A special public sculpure and interactive water feature project. This project gave Steven the opportunity of working with his mentor Robert Mullins who is the owner of the Wind Kinetics Institute
Materials: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 14′ sphere
Method: Multiple technqiues of stainless steel fabrication.
Inspiration: The concept was to represent the ecology of the world as represented by the various habitats and animals in the Columbus Zoo.
Client: The Columbus Zoo