About Steven Weitzman
Steven’s interest in large-scale infrastructure aesthetic projects fully emerged during the latter part of the 1990s when he founded Creative Design Resolutions, Inc. with a highway and urban infrastructure design focus and then formed Creative Form Liners, Inc. to fabricate these infrastructure projects.
It was during this period that Steven’s artwork took on an increasingly monumental scale. For example, his stunning installation along Interstate 54, spans over four miles of highway and is cast two foot thick, solid structural concrete; across the country, his bridge design enhancements have won numerous industry awards, and, recently, Steven’s heroic-size bronze sculpture of Frederick Douglass was approved for permanent installation in the United States Capitol sometime in 2013-2014. This sculpture was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the installation was approved by both houses of Congress and the President of the United States. “Chesapeake Journey,” a project created in 2008 out of FŌTERA® structural concrete, covers 1,618 square feet and serves as a pedestrian belvedere overlooking the marina at the new $4B National Harbor Development near Washington, D.C. across the Potomac River. Honored in 2012 with the “Art Special Award” by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Assn, “The Great Map of Colorado” is a 2,182 square foot FŌTERA® resinous terrazzo mural covering the floor of the Great Hall of the new History Colorado Center.
Weitzman invented FŌTERA® structural concrete in 1988. Since then the medium is slowly becoming the most sought-after product for full color in structural concrete. Commonly used to integrate aesthetics into the architecture of an environment, the FŌTERA® product is structural concrete or resinous terrazzo produced from a unique process to cast any image or design in full color. What also makes this process distinctive is that it does not require the use of metal edging between color fields, like traditional terrazzo. As a result, FŌTERA® gives Weitzman greater artistic flexibility allowing him to create either gentle gradations of color and hue or the rigid color separations often seen in traditional terrazzo for outdoors or indoor installations.