- Category: Small and Tall
It was a really big bull!
On March 11, 1996 The city of Prescott, Arizona dedicated "Silver Tornado". A cast stainless steel bucking bull, standing 1O feet tall, stretching 14 feet long and weighing 4 thousand pounds.
THIS LARGE STAINLESS STEEL CASTING, OF A BUCKING BULL, IS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.
It is Krol's 23rd monumental sculpture in a public environment.
Natalie's idea to create a sculpture of a bucking bull began taking shape as she watched the awesome power of the rodeo bulls in Prescott, Arizona, known as the "Home of The World's Oldest Rodeo".
Natalie Krol is a unique artist who exemplifies the best and most extraordinary characteristics of modern sculptors. She pioneered the casting of stainless steel as a fine art form.
The fifty cast pieces (316 L)of "Silver Tornado" were welded together from the inside, then cosmetically welded on the outside, chased and glass beaded.
Ms. Krol is an internationally known sculptor. One of her outdoor art works, in Culver City, California, is known as "Film Strip U.S.A." A welded stainless steel sculpture, 32 feet long, 18 feet high and weighing 7 tons, recognized by Dr. Marcus Epps, of the Smithsonian Institution, as an important form of contemporary American art.
Krol's other heroic sculptures are in front of the City Hall in Kaizuka, Japan and throughout Southern California.
Louise Lifka, Public Relations