James Douglas Cox

Stainless Steel

13′ x 4′ x 2′

Located outside of US Bank on the corner of St. Louis and Olive

“Dragonfly Moon” is a sculpture that didn’t come together in my head all at once. I first built the moon and some years later I built the base and stand. Then after making the dragonfly years later I decided to join the two together. I think it has an oriental feel to it.

The sculptures I make have to be aesthetically pleasing to me because I can spend anywhere from 200-300 hours on each of them. I work for the Paul Mueller Company in Springfield, MO. I go in to work 2 or 3 hours early to work on my sculptures so the piece has to keep my interest for 2 to 3 months. When I make a model of a potential sculpture I place it in my office then I will change things and add to it until I think it’s ready to build. I still change things even during the building process. Over the years I have learned from each and every sculpture I have made sure that there is always room for improvement. The message or meanings of my artwork I leave to the viewers on there own terms.

Visit Doug Cox’s website to see his other works: www.​jdcoxrocksmetalart.com