Sculptor Art Fairchild Puts Big Dreams on Display in Arlington, North Texas

Arlington resident Art Fairchild continues to dream big as a unique sculptor utilizing wood, metal, stone and glass to create dynamic and visually captivating works of art across The American Dream City and the North Texas region.

“I’ve always been intrigued with having ideas that seem simple in form, but require quite a bit of thought to actually construct,” Fairchild said.

In 2017, Art Fairchild’s 1,800-pound steel Sator Cube was installed in front of the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse on Abram Street in Downtown Arlington. It took about two months to construct the nearly 9-foot-tall Sator Cube, which features 35 six-sided boxes made from welded steel plates.

Fairchild has two other sculptures in Arlington, Trio and Whimsical Spherical, on display near AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in the Entertainment District.

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Made from 275 linear feet of 3″ steel tubing, Whimsical Spherical is “chaotic and frozen movement” that can be manually spun by residents and visitors passing by. The piece’s shape is inspired by hardware in a garage, dumped and frozen in time. Click here to see more of Fairchild’s sculptures. 

Fairchild studied art in college, but according to his website, it was his business that launched his artistic dreams. Through his trade show exhibit company, he taught himself to realize design, engineering and production of dynamic, artistic displays.

“The American Dream to me is first and foremost, being able to do something that you’re passionate about,” Fairchild said. “I’ve made the transition into being an artist while living in Arlington and the opportunity to showcase my pieces here is amazing.”

Click here to watch all of the American Dream Chapter videos on the City of Arlington’s YouTube channel. You can also visit arlington-tx.gov/news/tag/american-dream-city/.

 

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