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Les Bruning

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LESLIE BRUNING 1010 North 13th Street Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 341-8990 lesbruning@cox.net





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Centennial Arch , 1988

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Brass

Location: Mid-Town; 625 North 40th St

Owner: St. Cecilia's Cathedral


Dr. Harry Jenkins Memorial Bench , 2005

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Mid-Town; Along the Keystone Trail near 88th & Sprague Circle.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Bench was commissioned by friends of Dr. Harry Jenkins, an avid supporter and user of the Keystone Trail.


Homage to the Welder -David Smith , 1998

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Metropolitan Community College; Metro Community College 27th and Q

Owner: Nebraska Arts Council

Additional Information: First exhibited at the Pier Walk in Chicago in 1998, then the former location of the Nebraska Arts Council at the Joslyn Castle. The sculpture, which is large enough to enter and examine the icons, is an homage to the American constructivist sculptor David Smith. In 2012, this piece was moved from the Gene Leahy Mall to Metro Community College at 27th and Q.


John S. Engdahl Memorial Sundial , 1978

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; 6901 N. 72nd St. Main entrance to Immanuel Hospital

Owner: Immanual Medical Center

Additional Information: The sundial memorializes John S. Engdahl, 1890-1977


Nude Descending

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Downtown; Located Wilson Tile, 2109 N. 24th behind the behind to the east

Owner: Leslie Bruning

Additional Information: An art referenced image to Duchamps Nude Descending the staircase


Sturgeon Bike Rack , 2009

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Omaha-Council Bluffs Bridge; Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge-Omaha Plaza, 705 Riverfront Drive

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Bike Blast Art Project

Additional Information: The bike rack, topped off bicycles with an insert of the Pallid Sturgeon (endangered species) was purchased by Back to the River Inc. and donated to the City of Omaha Plaza at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.


Velocity , 2009

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Mural

Location: Mid-Town; Dewey Park - 550 Turner Blvd.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The mural was commissioned by the Leavenworth Neighborhood Association with funding from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Improvement Grant and Mutual of Omaha Foundation. A section committee, made up of representatives from the association, the Omaha Public Art Commission and Omaha Parks & Recreation, chose the Bruning design after reviewing 21 submissions. The association presented the mural to the City of Omaha on June 1, 2009.


Zorbus , 1977

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: West; Pacesetter Corporation, 9505 I Street, main entrance

Owner: AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance


Handstand Harmony , 2000

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Metal, Stainless Steel

Location: West; Catlin Elementary School 12736 Marinda Street located 50 feet in front of school

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Glamotto II , 2000

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Metal, Stainless Steel, Glass

Location: West; Catlin Elementary School 12736 Marinda Street Located on the front lawn 1/2 from the building to the street curb.

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Tool Cool Cougar , 2000

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Metal, Paint

Location: West; Catlin Elementary School 12736 Marinda Street Located on the south lawn, close to school

Owner: Omaha Public Schools


Vessel , 2011

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Stainless Steel, LED Lights

Location: Mid-Town; 1919 Aksarben Drive. Located n the NE corner of Aksarben Dr and Frances St.

Owner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Additional Information: It's a faintly V-shaped piece and has cutouts swirling around the metal exterior. Its center section glows a vibrant neon blue when darkness sets. Bruning said the shape of the piece is loosely based on the familiar medical symbol of two snakes swirling around the central staff." "The cutouts on the piece mostly deal with ecological issues and man's relationship with nature: endangered sturgeon fish swim around the base, men swim around the middle, and eagles and hawks fly around the top. Vessel uses the basic form of a vessel as a metaphor for the sum of ones life and experiences. Both on the interior spiral ribbons and in the exterior skin, there are repeating patterns of pallid sturgeons, human swimmers and hawks and eagles. In our cycle of life the see our species endangering the pallid sturgeons that enhabit the Missouri River. The human swimmers represent man in the immediate balance with nature and the hawks and eagles are thriving survivors of decades ago abuse of pesticides. The cut out forms create an ephermal quality in which we sometimes see the interior forms and at other times the lighting conditions only allow us to real the images on the skin. At night the interior lighting creates a blue glow.


Untitiled , unknown

by Les Bruning

 

Mediums: Metal, Paint

Location: Downtown; Near Joe's Antiques 1125 Jackson Street

Owner: unknown


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