Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in southern Missouri is a region of incredible natural beauty. Located within a couple hours’ drive of St. Louis, the Shut-ins area is a much loved vacation spot for residents of Eastern Missouri. The park provides a confluence of geology and water with cliffs, falls, white water of all types, wildlife and mountainous terrain.
Creative Edge Master Shop interpreted striking designs from the St. Louis firm Signature Designs into vertical metal icons mounted on limestone monoliths.
Making these metal sculptures involved some really unusual fabrication methods. There are thousands of pieces of metal in six patina finishes. The result is a series of seven-layered bronze and corten steel panels. Each has up to two inches of depth and sculpted relief. Here’s a gallery of the program in design, in process at our shop, and installed at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.
Creative Edge also created stone icons for this park: see Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Part 2: Stone Icons