Kevin Shaffer


Leadville, Co




Existence Totem


Media: Reclaimed steel and copper

Dimensions: 9'x18"x18"



“Existence Totem” was initially inspired by the monolith’s that mysteriously appeared in Utah’s backcountry and around the world. This sculpture evolved during fabrication to be further inspired by JRR Tolkien’s character Tom Bombadil and his explanation for the existence of time and space. Tom sang, "it's the music that creates everything;" depicted by the wind pipes atop this totem sculpture.