Pianist Steve Barta has stayed true to his creative path for over thirty years as a composer, recording artist, producer, author, educator and speaker. He has performed his original works as a solo artist with jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras. His contribution to the world of music includes fourteen recordings that reflect his many influences, particularly Brazilian, Jazz and Classical. Steve has released fourteen recordings to date. He has worked and/or recorded with the likes of Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Dori Caymmi, B.B. King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paulinho da Costa, Mike Shapiro and many more. His recordings are available worldwide via SteveBartaMusic.com, iTunes, Amazon.com, and CD Baby.
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These lacy intersecting planes of welded steel represent the opposing forces of fragility and strength -- forces each of us can recognize in our own lives and in our communities. The sculpture also resembles a rock formation found throughout the Rockies, commonly known as a desert rose. Notice how the delicate structure and crystalline sparkle of the sculpture echo the melt patterns of snow on Pikes Peak, visible directly behind the sculpture when you are facing west.