Orchid sculpture

Young and Old

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My latest sculpture is a Cattleya Orchid again. It will have different stages represented, from very new, to old(back-bulb). I decided to make the old stage have disease in its weakened state, so I cranked up my MIG welder and it did the work.


Completed Cattleya Plant Sculpture

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Completed Cattleya Plant Sculpture

Here is the completed Cattleya Orchid Plant Sculpture. The remaining air roots have beed added and the (brass)columns are also added to the blossoms. The steel components have been finished with Blueing and then clear enameled, and finally dulled with fine steel wool.


Cattleya Plant Sculpture

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Cattleya Plant Sculpture

Cattleya Orchid sculpture, not quite finished


Moth Orchid Finished

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Moth Orchid Finished

I'm really done with the metal work.
Frank


Moth Orchid w Blossoms

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Moth Orchid w Blossoms

Here's the Moth orchid with its blossoms mounted.
Frank


Moth Orchid with Leaves

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Moth Orchid with Leaves

Moth Orchid with leaves.


Moth Orchid Wall Mount

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Moth Orchid Wall Mount

Here's the wall mount for the Moth Orchid project.


Slipper Tree

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This sculpture began with an odd piece of Maple firewood.The bark is crudely removed. The feet are (recycled)springs from an early snowmobile. They will be dress up to match the organic theme.They provide much movement and yet are stable.The plant is made from mild sheet steel(.032"). The leaves are stretched into a stump with a three pound sledge. I shrunk the edges back to a consistent line with a one pounder.Hit placement was my priority , and using the fewest hits. The leaves aren't typical orchid structures, but it was consistent with my "pick what I like and use that" theme.


Slipper Tree

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Slipper Tree

Copper, steel, maple wood, lots of fun.


Brown Orchid of Egypt

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This is the Brown Orchid of Egypt.I saw the word Egypt on one of the rebar sepals, so it became part of the name.The shape came from my soul. I must make more orchids and color them.
Frank


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