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The Bridge

At the time of its creation, The Bridge, at 26’ in length, 17’ in width, and weighing about 6,000lbs., was one of the largest sculpture commissions in Arizona. It symbolizes a link between points of time and space, and most importantly is an extension of the artist’s view of nature as the primary art. It resembles a natural rock arch that he saw in Bryce Canyon. Kraisler intends the viewer to be involved with his sculptures which have a geometric and spatial quality. It is constructed of reinforced concrete with natural stone pigments.


David Kraisler was born in New York City and studied architecture at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Wisconsin and Arizona, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. A sculptor and painter, Kraisler’s works are in numerous collections throughout the United States.

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