sculptures

The Squadron

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The Squadron

7 Papios... copper sculpture in 24 gauge copper


Art Metal Demonstration

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On June 13, I have invited the blacksmith clubs from Texas and Oklahoma to be a part of an all day demonstration. I will be showing how I make the various textures that are used in my art work. I will also be demonstrating the use of power hammers and dies. This is really an open invitation to anyone interested in learning some of the techniques to be a part of this event. If you are interested, please contact me and I can provide directions. My shop is in Alvord Texas, 50 miles north of Ft. Worth, 30 miles west of Denton.


New Blacksmith book is now available.

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I have just received an email stating the Mathew Clarke's new book is now available. You can find it at http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=9780764332470

My understanding is that in this book, Mathew has featured work from many blacksmiths inculding Tim Cisneros, and some of my work.


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.


Dark Brown Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

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Dark Brown Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture

Dark Brown Oak - Wire Tree Sculpture
7"H x 7"W x 8"D. The basic tree sculpture is created in 24 & 26 gauge galvanized steel wire which was treated to accept a dark brown matte enamel paint. The end of each wire is hammered flat creating a pointed leaf which is then bent downward. All the leaves are painted in bright gold enamel paint producing a visual contrast between the leaves and the rest of the tree. The tree is planted on a 4" circle made of sea sand and pebbles then bonded onto a cork base. The root mound is painted using yellow green and white India ink creating a look and texture of moss covered earth.


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