Reilly Hoffman has produced 1 featured project using Zahner engineering, fabrication, and installation services. Zahner works with artists, sculptors, and conservators around the world to play a supportive role in bringing larger projects into realized works. From emerging to established, Zahner works with artists at every stage of their careers. Reilly Hoffman is an example of an artist who benefits from access to Zahner engineering, fabrication, and installation services for artists.
Every other year, Zahner produces one or more artworks in conjunction with the Kansas City Art Institute's Biennial Auction for Student Scholarships. In the 2007 year, artist Reilly Hoffman won the competition with a sculpture entitled, 'Oculus'. Zahner manufactured the base form in aluminum, and water jet cut the parts for the sculpture. Hoffman then crafted copper and steel with his signature torch-carving techniques.The design of the artwork is based on a smaller version of the artwork. The artwork's concept is a sphere which has been cut into slices. Two of the slices are intertwined in a kiss. The sculpture's exterior appearance is a rough steel, while its inner areas are clad in copper.