|The back of the 'Stadium'.|
|Darren showing us the baseball.|
|Where the motor will go for the players.|
|A proud artist posing with his 'in progress' sculpture.|
In Darren Petersen's hands cardboard can become many things. Cardboard is his medium of choice and with his imagination and dreams it becomes amazing things. Darren, a student at Hope University, enjoys imagining what his sculptures could do if they were real. He has created cardboard sculptures of objects such as boats, street sweepers, airplanes and even a helicopter. This sculpture is of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Darren dreams of sitting in stands as he sculpts, he pictures the players on the field and the ball soaring into the outfield with cheers for a home run coming from the crowds. There are plans to install a motor, lights and a fan to blow 'fireworks' just like at the game. Fred Mezzo, a fellow Hope University, student has been assisting Darren in this sculpture. Fred has been working on the people that will populate the completed piece.
"It helps to have someone else work with me on a project because things get done a lot faster." Darren explained about Fred.
"I am just glad to have help, I can really use it." He adds.
We are all excited to see how the 'Stadium' turns out. Both Darren and Fred are very enthusiastic about this collaborative sculptural project.