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My Metal Marilyn

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My Metal Marilyn

I am still working on this piece...

It is made from MIG welded steel rod and bar and steel sheet that was all powder coated. It is both my first art welding project and powder coating project :) I am really happy with the powder coating finish, it is fairly easy to apply and the finish and colors are amazing.


Chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

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Some of my thoughts when I created this piece were sort of jumbled around the notion of a past event that a few members in my family encountered all at the same time (a death in the family). It all affected us in different ways, yet most of us have different recollections of the event. Thinking that maybe something had slipped by me- I took a closer look, and came up with something interesting. While studying the past and the event I began playing with magnification. Pouring over old grainy fading pictures and trying to make out what I was looking at with a small loupe; scanning pictures into my computer, etc. I noticed that the magnifier distorts. Obviously it distorts, but keeps everything true within it's field of focus. But slightly tilted it starts to distort. At the edges of crisp clean perception there starts the questionable line/void of distorted uncertainess. It is sort of a bubble that draws your imagination in. Suddenly, I was spending more time looking at the odd distortions cast by the magnifier then what i was spending actually studying what I was trying to see. Memory is an odd device, and often it tricks us. We don't necessarily remember things the way they actually happened, but instead we remember events how we would have liked them to have turned out. We remember what we want to remember. Imagination filled the void just out of reach of clear perception, and in the same way imagination filled the void within my own past memories.


Chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

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Chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

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chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

Chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

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Chrysalis by David Barnhill 2007

Here is one of my boxes. My work at this time is dealing with searching and often finding distortions of what we are actually looking for. Imagination often fills in the gaps instead of fact.


Doing Horse

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Doing Horse

From April on: Johan Jonsson represented at Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway.
Click here for more info, or to see more junk art by Johan Jonsson.

More junk art metal sculptures, at www.byjohan.se


Doing Horse

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From April on: Johan Jonsson represented at Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway.
Click here for more info, or to see more junk art by Johan Jonsson.

More junk art metal sculptures, at www.byjohan.se


Finally started to weld

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Finally started to weld

Well I did it, finally, I had to drive all over the place to get a breaker for the Garage. It seems my twenty-five year old home has a Breaker box that is becoming obsolete. I was scared to death about hooking up my own 220 Volt Outlet in the garage, But a good friend of mine assured me I could do it! (Thanks Kevin!). Anyway, I haven't got any steel yet but my wife and I found some wire (preform cage for concrete) walking the dogs and of course drug it home. Well since the welder is now hooked up I had to do something. Sooo, I ran a bead cool, I remembeer how, great! Now I'll cut up some of that wire and you guessed it: an hour later yep your looking at it.


The Game

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The Game

Norge.

From February 14 the sculptures are being represented by Galleri Ramfjord in Oslo, Norway.
Click here for more info, or to see more junk art by Johan Jonsson.


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