Picasso's Violin by Jodie Bliss - Winner 2021 Most Inspiring! Award
Artist Jodie Bliss
from Monument, Colorado
Location: East Chester St. and South Public Road - NE corner
Materials: Hand Forged Steel & Blown Glass
My name is Jodie Bliss, and I am the owner of Bliss Studio & Gallery in Monument, Colorado. I am a practicing artist, blacksmith, metal fabricator, and glass blower. I create everything from fine art sculpture to custom gates and large scale public art. I particularly admire the way that public art can be intertwined with a community. It serves as a representation of our collective selves, celebrates our present time, honors history, and inspires our communities and our futures. I have experience creating, fabricating, and installing both custom sculpture and fine art public sculpture. I have been working in metal for over 16 years. In those years, I evolved from jewelry fabrication into larger steel sculpture fabrication, and eventually into blacksmithing. My use of traditional blacksmithing and metal fabrication tools and techniques in non-traditional ways along with the blowing of glass directly into steel sculptures brings a unique style to the table that you will not find elsewhere!