Hope Horn, the artist, and McGregor Industries Inc, the fabricator, teamed up to create a beautiful sculpture from steel and aluminum.
Hope stimulated public appreciation of the art of sculpture by being an instructor at Everhart Museum of Scranton, PA. She also conducted classes at East Stroudsburg State College and the University of Scranton.
McGregor Industries, Inc. makes notable corkscrew staircases, including the Veterans Memorial Arena in Bingham, NY and a pair at Ithaca College of Ithaca, NY. They have a reputation for translating ideas into tangible results in metal. Hope reached out to McGregor Industries for help creating three of her sculptures and they agreed to do the fabrication and installation.
The first collaboration was so successful, that McGregor Industries asked Hope to do a fourth sculpture. The new piece would occupy a place outside of the McGregor plant. The one sculpture, made from aluminum, is called the Angel Eye. It is 7-1/2 feet tall and McGregor industries made two. One stands outside Nivert Metal Supply Inc and the other is at William Penn Memorial Museum in Harrisburg.
Angel Eye is made up of 3 compound-curved pieces of 1/2 inch 5052 H32 alloy, which are joined by gas metal arc welding, shielded with 100% argon. McGregor used a press brake to make a series of bends to achieve the effect of a continuous curve. Once the pieces were bended, workers welded them together. The power sanding gave the surface a satin finish, which completed the job.