We had the good fortune of connecting with Gordon Huether and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gordon, what do you want people to remember about you?
My mission in life is to inspire and edify the spirit of humanity through art. I hope to be remembered for generations to come for leaving a legacy of this mission. Creating monumental sculpture installations across the country, I hope, will continue to be relevant and inspiring.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
There are a lot of very talented artists out there but what I think sets me apart is that over the years I seem to have cultivated an equally developed right and left side of the brain. Meaning, I’m not just a creative thinker, but I’m also an entrepreneur and business person. I am very proud of the studio infrastructure I have built over the years that has allowed me to work on many projects simultaneously. The road to success has been a long bumpy ride and was is no way easy. The biggest challenges I’ve faced were building a business with no money and only marginal talent. This was overcome by hard work, willingness to take risks and embracing the salesman within! I want the world to know that art matters and inspires the spirit.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In Napa, CA – Coles Chop House and Angeles for a lively environment. They have great cocktails and excellent Napa eats! The Oxbow Market is also a must see and experience for locals and visitors alike.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The work that I do would be impossible without a very talented team that supports my creative endeavors. Digital Design, Project Management, administration and consultants for example. They all help bring it together.
Stuart Ruckman Photography courtesy of Salt Lake City International Airport Misha Bruk Asa Plum