Tuesday, November 04, 2014

BILL VIELEHR 1945-2014

Among the lesser known facts about West Boulder is that Bill had his workshop and foundry behind the old Arapahoe Motors place on West Pearl Street.  We happened upon the place while walking the dog, and visited several times to see what new was going on.  We had the good fortune to chat with Bill just a few weeks before his untimely death.  A very nice article about Bill can be found here in Westword, so I will not repeat what has already been written.  Below are a few pictures of Bill's work which can be found around town and around the country.

Park Pieces



A typical wall hanging - some are quite large, 4 feet square

 Bill made the awards that were given out at the Boulder International Film Festival


 A typical day at his workshop


Godspeed Bill


Studied Psychology said...

I imagine Freud would have some interesting things to say about Mr. Vielehr's works of art.

hoosierdaddy said...

Why you dirty old man/woman - guessing a man! :-) Nothing Freudian ever crossed my mind, but now that you mention it.....

Studied Psychology said...

Well, hoosier, Freud did say, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." [Not a phallic symbol.]

DES said...

I guess some folks see sexual meaning everywhere, some nowhere, and we "normal" folks, somewhere in between :-)