Member Made: Jake Pill and Kyle Sikora’s Giant Cattails

By March 2, 2020Member Made

The metal shop has been buzzing lately, and Generator members Jake Pill and Kyle Sikora are largely responsible thanks to their latest commission through Sikora Studios.

Jake and Kyle won a bid through Burlington City Arts for a permanent outdoor sculpture at the entry to the newly redesigned St. Paul Street, one of Burlington’s “first great streets.”

Burlington City Arts wrote:

“Pill and Sikora fabricated the sculpture at Generator’s metal shop in the South End and at Arcana Workshop in Barre. The bird is sculpted out of foam, fiberglass, and stainless steel, while the cattails are made of a patinated mild steel with polished stainless steel accents.

The artists worked closely with Artisan Engineering and the City’s project team to design a base that would provide the right support for the sculpture’s 12-17 foot height without impeding the rain garden’s function. This is Pill and Sikora’s second major public art commission locally, the other recently installed in South Burlington’s Cathedral Square development on Market Street.”