The process of creating Beyer’s sculpture, especially in cast metals, involved lots of physical effort and work with dangerous materials. Watching Richard S. Beyer work was a fascinating experience and one that is hard to put into words. He usually worked with crews of young artists who felt honored to learn the craft under his tutelage.
Here we are showcasing photographs of Beyer at work. The specific projects are not identified, but viewing the photos can give the viewer an idea of the effort it took to produce the wonderful works that people love and identify as symbols of the place where they live.