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2023: A Year in Review

In 2023, we completed several noteworthy public art projects, using innovative design and technology to enhance communities. Our success is shared with our remarkable clients and collaborators, who have helped us make a global impact.

Looking ahead to 2024, we are thrilled with many upcoming projects and opportunities. Your ongoing support and partnership are highly appreciated. Together, we can make 2024 another landmark year!


2023 Highlights


Maverick Spirit

Maverick Spirit is a  one-of-a-kind, monumental kinetic sculpture commissioned by Kohler Company to honor the legacy of Herbert V Kohler Jr. The sculpture stands 26 feet high and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fashioned from durable stainless steel using a novel laser welding process and measuring 8 feet in diameter, this colossal masterpiece is the result of extensive prototyping, new fabrication processes and rigorous testing - ensuring not only its aesthetic grandeur but also its flawless functionality.


Aurora celebrates the universal connection we all share with the sky. From coast to coast to coast, the rippling dance of color and light captivates our imaginations as we look up and wonder. From the rolling foothills to rocky tundra, winding rivers, and mountain meadows, the sky unites us all. The sounds of Aurora take us on a journey through the seasons and landscapes of Canada. Listen for the crash of bighorn sheep horns, the call of Canada geese migrating home, or the crunch of polar bear paws on the packed snow. The heartbeat of Aurora is a Blackfoot drum, whose songs echo through the seasons and welcome us to the traditional lands of the Blackfoot people.


Superbloom! is a captivating public art piece that combines the vibrant colors of the wildflowers found in Lancaster’s desert landscapes with the city’s renowned aerospace industry. Inspired by the resilience, healing, and growth of both our natural environment and our human population, this art installation celebrates the spectacle of wildflower blooms, known as ‘super blooms,’ that occasionally grace the region. The art piece features a collection of brilliant-colored disks, carefully arranged on sturdy aluminum stalks held together with bolts and rivets reminiscent of the aerospace industry.

Close Approach

Close Approach is a series of sculptures of Jupiter and Io that are a tribute to the Voyager mission and the culture of the 1970s that launched it. The spot where you are standing lies on a line directly connecting Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the institutions that designed and managed the mission. In 1977, Voyager I and II launched missions of “close approach” to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and many of these planets’ moons. The first set of images to come back showed Jupiter in great detail; our largest planet, it is mostly swirling gas. Shortly afterward, data from Io revealed that it is the most volcanically active body in our solar system.

Mike Eisenberg Memorial Ball Machine

The Mike Eisenberg Memorial Ball Machine is the first of a new type of interactive ball machine sculpture that we have developed to more fully integrate into existing structures. This unique wall-mounted ball machine sculpture is human-powered, offering a fully interactive experience. The University of Colorado Boulder unveils this pioneering ball machine sculpture in honor of the late Professor Mike Eisenberg, who was a distinguished figure in the Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science.


Coming Soon


Uplifting Together

Uplifting Together is a wall-mounted sculpture located near the meditation garden at the John Muir Health Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA. The sculpture adds light and color to the garden day and night.

Water is Life Wichita

This piece celebrates the essential role water plays in the life of Wichita. The sculpture is located at the entrance of the new Wichita Northwest Water Facility opening later this year. From a distance, the sculpture is a large water droplet with intricately detailed cutouts casting colored shadows.

Stars and Stripes Park

As work at the huge site comes to fruition, we will finally be installing a set of our sculptures at the Stars and Stripes Park in Port St. Lucie, FL. Watch Mattamy Homes’ 1.5-minute rendering video to see the vision: 


The Creative Machines Team

About Creative Machines

At Creative Machines, we believe that the key to successful projects lies in effective collaboration with our clients and their communities. Our highly effective hands-on engagement process allows us to fully understand our client's needs, goals, and vision, and also work closely with their community as we design and create the artwork installation that they will know and love for many years to come. With our process, we ensure that our clients are involved in every step of the way, from ideation to final product delivery, resulting in a final product that not only meets but exceeds their expectations. We are committed to delivering innovative, high-quality, and engaging experiences that bring your ideas to life.


Our experienced team of artists, architects, project managers, engineers, and fabricators are waiting to hear from you. Whether you have questions, are requesting a quote, or need information about a custom interactive experience, we want to hear from you!

published on January 30, 2024

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