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John A. (Tony) Sheets
The History of World Commerce

Project Area:  Bunker Hill
Project:  World Trade Center
Project Location:  350 S. Figueroa Street
Project Type:  Developer Initiated 


Tony Sheets' The History of World Commerce is a  poured in place concrete bas-relief.  Measuring 5 feet high and 1000 feet long, it wraps the interior walls of the lobby and is located in between the first and second floors. The bas-relief depicts various scenes of mercantile trade.

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Artist Profile

Tony Sheets is a designer, painter, sculptor, and educator who has been creating original works since 1972.  After two years of studying landscape architecture at Cal Poly, Pomona, the artist left college for a full-time position to work with professional artists, architects, and Walt Disney.  This position would last twelve years.  Sheets works with a variety of materials such as cast and fabricated metals, cast stone, poured concrete, applied sand and cement, and resins.  Lately, the artist has preferred to work with copper repoussé, pounding copper into relief imagery.  The artist lives and works in Murphy, Oregon.