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Metalic Lifeforce

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Metalic Lifeforce

One of my other addictions besides blacksmithing is all that is rusty. I think rust looks great! There are sooooo many different shades of ocher and sienna and lovely reds and browns, its like the blood of the earth. Any time I see something with a good coating of rust all I can think is, “oh, how can I use that?”


Growth 3

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Growth 3

Growth 2

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Growth 2

Growth

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Growth

First of nature based metal sculptures, this one inspired the many that came after it.


Growth Bolt

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Growth Bolt

Repousse Seed Pod Pendant

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Repousse Seed Pod Pendant

The pendant was created by chasing and repousse and has a liver of sulphur patina.
This is from a series of work I did for a show earlier this month with the theme of Texture. It was inspired by a


Golden Elm Wire Tree Sculpture

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Golden Elm Wire Tree Sculpture

Golden Elm Wire Tree Sculpture
20" X 17" X 17". Made of 20, 26 and 28 gauge gold colored wire. All the leaves on this tree are created by hammering and flattening each wire.
Bonded onto oval dark wood base into mound of aluminum resin.


Exposed Roots - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Exposed Roots - Wire Tree Sculpture

Exposed Roots - Wire Tree Sculpture
19" X 14" X 14" Made of 26 and 28 gauge galvanized steel wire. Weeping Willow style tree, bonded in sea sand onto a base of 1/2" thick, 7.5" round, clear glass. The sand is painted with India ink to look like moss covered earth.


Yellow Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Yellow Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

Yellow Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture.
18"wide x 17"high x 17" deep. Tree is made of 18 & 26 gauge silver colored steel wire. The end of each twig is hammered flat and painted a bright yellow, using enamel, to form hundreds of leaves. The tree is secured into a round maroon colored glazed container in a sand and pebble mound directly in the center of several large textured stones. The sand is painted using India ink to look like moss. The overall sculpture has the feel of a mighty oak tree in all its colorful glory. When displayed in direct sunlight or very bright lights, the sculpture seems to glow a bright yellow.


Mighty Wind Swept - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Mighty Wind Swept - Wire Tree Sculpture

28”wide x 23”high x 24”deep. Created using 18, 20, 26 and 28 gauge steel wire. The wire used is not galvanized so it has oxidized (rusted) giving the sculpture a realistic weathered appearance. The tenacity of this tree is emphasized by its massive root system firmly planted into a base of sand, rocks and pebbles bound onto a 1’ thick slab of slate.


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