Sculptor Steve Anderson from Anderson’s Metal Sculpture in Rockford was selected to create a memorial sculpture in honor of Gary & Victoria Verplank and their many contributions to the Spring Lake community and beyond. Gary was an avid sailor and long-time member of the Spring Lake Yacht Club. This sculpture was paid for with donations from the Art in the Park Capital Campaign.
About the Artist
Steve Anderson started this business in 1976 after graduating from Grand Valley State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art and a Business Minor. His drive for creating sculpture is a simple one – Inspired by God’s natural designs, his work reflects what they see around them and mirrors his own playful personality. He has been blessed greatly with a loving family which has always been the motivation for the discipline he has in his work. They suppose over the years, his sons have adopted the same work ethic and sense of accomplishment as their welding and sculpting skills have grown. The success of Anderson’s Metal Sculpture is based largely on their desire to continuously improve their skills and change our designs. The evolution over the years has been a rewarding challenge. For the last few years, they have focused on working with stainless steel and aluminum. Sculpting will always be a way of life for them.