metal art

Help for my design project.

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Hi,
 
I'm doing an MA Industrial Design course and my brief for this project is to design a gift. My idea involves metal art and the use of rust.
I want to create a piece of art where the metal will rust by itself into a specific image that I have previously created.


About "Styracosaurus!"

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I built Styracosaurus! out of 100% aluminum.  It weighs approximately 2,000 lbs., and measures 22-feet long by 7-feet tall.  Its eyes are made of silicon bronze, and it is the first in a series that I envision building.  


Metal Wall Art, for a family member

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Metal Wall Art, for a family member

This was created for my young cousin Devin. The design is from a band he likes, taken from there album cover. The band is Disturbed, the album is Believe. Made it out of 1/8 inch flat bar, gave it a little flame patina then clear coated it.


Different stages of completion

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Different stages of completion

Here are some other shots of my first attempt at sculpture.


My first sculpture

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My first sculpture

This is a picture I took of my first attempt at metal sculpture.  It is the base and trunk of a giant sequoia tree.  It looks a bit shiny, it needs coloring of some sort, I have not figured that part out yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I guess I never thought that the picture would be laying on its side, lol. 


Cleaning copper

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When I make copper sculptures I wire brush the end product to clean it up. I am now making some miniature copper sculptures and it is hard to get into the tight spots with a wire brush to clean the residue left from brazing. Is there a way that I can dip them into a liquid solution to get the brazing residue cleaned up and then wire brush the rest to clean it up? Would there be a simple solution of something like pool chemicals or house hold cleaners? I am not interested in getting into acids.


Ravens, Humpies and fishing from Alaska

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 I am the WalrusI am da Walrus: I am the Walrus Made this for a local Telecom company, design, fab, and test, 2nd one I've made... on the go SAT uplink anywhere in AK!Custom SAT Off-Road Platform: Made this for a local Telecom company, design, fab, and test, 2nd one I've made... on the go SAT uplink anywhere in AK! A tree for a custom job,  was very fun to make!Ally's tree: 5' x 3': A tree for a custom job, was very fun to make! Humpie mobile, nice chime too!Humpie Mobile: Humpie mobile, nice chime too! A  flying raven,  wind balanced and seeks flight into the steady breezeHovering Raven: A flying raven, wind balanced and seeks flight into the steady breezeIt has been many moons since I last visited and posted, I have been working slowly, but steadily.


dvd about my work - in french -

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This is a link to a dvd on youtube about my Metal Art Sculptures. It is in french, I live in France, but I believe images tell more than words.

For me, the great joy in my work comes from turning something considered worthless into the artwork it becomes. In this way I am showing my respect for the metal.


The art of dance

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The art of dance

This is a table top sculpture I have enjoyed working on. The mild steel is about 24" tall and has a painted finish. I am now working on a pair that are 7' tall and love how they are coming out.

Hope you enjoy.....


my works

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzYXBcRHoIo


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