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Forest Boone

Hope Mills Bldg. 954 East Kentucky St.
Louisville, KY 40205, U.S.A.
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Phone: 502-376-7625     Fax: 502-895-4278

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Forest Boone Studio

Hope Mills Building

954 E. Kentucky Street

Louisville, Ky 40205


MuseumRock Products

Hope Mills building, Suite 1B

954 E. Kentucky Street

Louisville, KY 40205



(502) 376-7625 cell phone


Work History:

Founded, owned, and operated Forest Boone

Sculpture Studio & MuseumRock Products 1999-Present



University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky, 40292
B.A., June 1997, Fine Arts-Sculpture
B.F.A., July 1998, Fine Arts-Sculpture
Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana 47408

M.F.A. Program, June 1998-99 Fine Arts-Sculpture


Commissions / Permanent Collections:  

2015 Special Operations Musuem, interior educational

         and interpretive installation, Fort Bragg, NC

2015 Estate of Mr. Glen Mohn, waterfall installation, exterior, Cincinnatti,


2014 Bulleit Distillery, educational & interpretive wet wall installation
2014 Metro Parks Nature Center, geologically accurate cliff outcropping

         design, Westerville, OH
2014 Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative, eagle exhibit,

         Cyril, OK
2013 Makers Mark Distillery, bronze installation piece, Loretto, KY
2013 Arcadius Monument, statue base, Nashville, TN
2013 YUM Brands, larger-than-life, bronze statues, Louisville, KY
2012 Makers Mark Distillery, custom interior fountain, Louisville, KY
2012 Indian Springs Golf Club, bronze monument & fountain restoration,

         Louisville, KY
2011 Estate of Dr. Neil Ramsey, new construction, themed building

         interior: designed & built, Anchorage, KY

2011 Louisville Zoo, penguin exhibit, major structural repairs &

         restoration, Louisville KY
2010 Taltre Arboretum and Garden Foundation, Inc., railway mountain

         design, to scale, Valparaiso, IN
2009 Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Abraham

         Lincoln Memorial-collaboration with Ed Hamilton, Louisville, KY

2008 Nai Aina Kai Botanical Garden and Hardwood Plantation, Navajo

         Indian memorial, Kauai, HI

 2007 The Fish House, invitational exhibit, site-specific installation,

          London England, United Kingdom

2007 U.S. Soap Corporation, artificial monolith, Reston, VA
2006 Dr. Thomas Loffy, indoor monolith sculpture, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Frazier International History Museum, indoor monolith, Louisville,


2004 Institute of Science at  Cranbrook, research and development team

         for mars exhibit, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2003 Devil’s Den State Park, scale model, design for interpretive interior,

         Winslow, AZ

2003 Louisville Zoo, Orangutan exhibit design, Louisville, KY
2002 York Foundation, City of Louisville York Monument-collaboration

         with Ed Hamilton, Louisville, KY

2001 Service Net Corporation, corporate headquarters, 16 ton fountain

         monument, Jeffersonville, IN

2000 George Glassner collection, Louisville, KY
1998 Smithsonian Science of History of Man, Washington, DC

1998 Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, Jeffersonville, IN

1998 Central Park, site-specific installation, New York, NY

1998 Grounds for Sculpture, sculpture park, Hamilton, NJ

1998 Robert Allen, Washington, DC

1996 Sam Gilliam, Washington, DC
1995 Thomas L. Holloman and Carroll O’Connor, Maui, HI

1994 Dr. Ronald E. Falls, Louisville, KY
1993 Savannah Designs, Prospect, KY
1993 Dr. Douglas Lowy, Louisville, KY


Large Scale Site-Specific Installation, Restoration, Fabrication, Consultation Experience, and Interpretive Work (organized from most recent to older):

Supplied cast parts for and helped design educational interpretive display for Special Operations Museum for US military, Fort Bragg, NC,  2015

Education exhibit of corporate headquarters of Bulleit Distillery, designed and built, 2014

Bronze statue-custom fabricated new 6,000 lb. stone base, for Equestrian Park, 2013
Restored, repaired, live animal exhibit & re-sculpted various parts, at Louisville Zoo, 2012
Designed, sculpted, and built two gestural, larger-than-life bronze statues, YUM Brands, 2012-13
Re-sculpted damaged bronze statue and restored finish, as well as repaired and restored large scale outdoor fountain, Indian Springs subdivision entrance, 2012

Designed & developed, site maquette, to scale, for Taltree Arboretum & Railway garden designer with all aspects of rock work, Valparaiso, IN, 2009
Designed, model and built monolithic sculpture as base for Lincoln memorial at Lincoln Park, Louisville, Ky, 2009

Designed, developed model, and built large-scale monolith for Navajo Indian memorial ($2.5 M budget), from scratch, start to finish, for Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden, Kauai, HI, 2008
Designed, developed, and built television set, U.S. Soap, Reston, VA, 2007-designed indoor base for bronze statue, from maquette up, Louisville, KY, 2005

Designed, developed, and built Lost City of Petra exhibit, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004
Designed, developed, and built themed habitat, Organization for Bat Conservatory, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2003
Researched, developed, designed, and cast indestructible primate vines for Louisville Zoo, Louisville, KY, 2003
Devil’s Den State Park, designed, developed, and built custom maquette for interpretive indoor installation, 2003 Designed, made model, and built large scale monolithic sculpture for bronze York memorial, Louisville, KY, 2002 Designed, developed, and built large scale cast rock fountain, Service Net Corporation national headquarters, Jeffersonville, IN, 2001
Research and development, outdoor cast concrete bathroom design, for B.L.M., Lake Havasu, AZ, 2001
Materials and installation consultant, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO, 2001
Conceptualized, researched & developed artificial rock wall system, including writing the patents-from early sketches to patents awarded down to scaled fabrication 2000-01
Advisor to Field Museum’s Michael Paha,  Chicago, IL, 1998


Exceptional Achievements:

2013 Founded WWJD Street People Project, modification of everyday shopping carts, via more practical design, for sustainability and self-sufficiency for folks living outdoors
2008 Fabricated and utilized world’s most voluminous CNC milled styrofoam mold
2003 Inducted into Who’s Who in the World

2000 Awarded two United States design patents 2001 Awarded four United States design patents

1999 Founded MuseumRock Products and Forest Boone Studio