Eye of Horus Gate

This is a newly finished commissioned gate for one the gardens of some dear friends.
It forms a protective amulet for their bees,and the other butterflies and hummingbirds that are attracted to their strategic plantings.
The eye of Horus was actually not a human eye,but rather the eye of a falcon since he was the falcon headed god.
This Egyptian decorative motif is made up of 6 parts and each part relates to one of the 6 senses.The six parts also relate individually to 6 fractions starting with 1/2,1/4,1/8th,1/16th,1/32nd,and 1/64th.The ancients taught fractions to their children with this mnemonic device of associated senses and shapes.

The whole thing is made from scrap steel.
The bottom 15 inches will be set in concrete and the "wings" will help secure fencing attached to both sides.
I'm hoping they'll give me some of their honey.

This image is a bit misleading because it's a lot bigger than it appears.I shot this photo down at my studio from my deck.That cross bar on top is almost 10 feet wide.
 Nothing high brow here just a (large)garden gate made from scrap in my studio.Eye of Horus Gate: Nothing high brow here just a (large)garden gate made from scrap in my studio.


R L Sidebottom's picture

Good work. Very unique. Rick

Good work. Very unique.

Rick Sidebottom
Aspiring Metal Artist


Will Jones's picture

cool! Can't tell if the main

cool!
Can't tell if the main bit of the gate involved an awful lot of accurate cutting and welding - of if it's a lazer cut panel - but I like it.
Will Jones


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

panel

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
Hey Will,
That center panel was actually plasma cut(by computer).


Will Jones's picture

P.s. still haven't got round

P.s. still haven't got round to making a jig to do a scroll in box section like you showed us a month or so ago...
Will Jones


gwynlaredogranger's picture

that ibis needs a glass eye!

that ibis needs a glass eye! looks cool man!


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

Eye of Horus Gate

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
You are absolutely right.
I think the client wants to do that...


gwynlaredogranger's picture

oh fun! lets do it! i am on

oh fun! lets do it! i am on my wayy to DC today to install a large(read as eight foot tall welded bronze and steel and glass sculpture)piece that i sold(WOO HOO!) but post details or send me an email with specs diameter of opening and depth etc. :)


Stephen Fitz-Gerald's picture

glass eye

Stephen Fitz-Gerald
The gate is gone,i mean delivered .
I didn't take any measurements of the pupil diameter etc.
But I think the clients will likely find their own piece to put in it whether it is actually glass or a stone off the nearby beach or some other found objects they have collected.
It's a whole family with two teenage boys that are VERY creative.I can't wait to see what they will come up with for a pupil...


gwynlaredogranger's picture

i have been obsessed with

i have been obsessed with moai my entire life. they used to use polished obsidian and corral for the eyes.so cool!