Metal wall sculptures

"wall sculpture #23" metal/recycled parts, 25"x12"x5" $295 (c) 2009

“wall sculpture #23″ metal/recycled parts 25″x12″x5”, $295 (c) 2009

The last time I posted images of the metal art that my husband, Mark, and I were creating it consisted mostly of cute, crazy critters made from used machinery parts.  We also create “serious” (playfully serious, anyhow!) art – some functional, like tables, lamps, and candleholders, and some more decorative like these new wall sculptures.  We had a request for three pieces of metal wall art and thought it was the perfect excuse to dream up something new.  Since we can go long periods of time between making items the process always seems to start off slow but it wasn’t long until we were arranging pieces on a large table then getting them all cut, cleaned and prepared for welding.  Once we get in a groove it seems to flow well!  We started with the piece shown at the top of this post, it’s hard to see in the photos but the four pieces in the center of the outer circles are angled out & away from the base. Wall sculpture #24 (below) was our next creation – I love the shadows it creates on the wall when lights hit it from different angles!

“wall sculpture #24″ metal/recycled parts, 38″x22″x2” $375 (c) 2009

Our final piece (#25, below) I think ended up being a favorite for both of us.  We had made similar wall sculptures several years ago but they were painted in a variety of colors.  We’ve both become fond of a more “natural” metal look to our creations lately so it was fun re-visiting this idea/style with a different finish.

"wall sculpture #25" metal/recycled parts, 26"x22"x8" $395 (c) 2009

“wall sculpture #25″ metal/recycled parts 26″x22″x8”, $395 (c) 2009

 

Until next time!

Lynne

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  1. April

     /  December 2, 2009

    Lynne, I really like these! And yes, the shadows each one creates is cool. They’re an extension of the art pieces that change depending on where the light is coming from. Very nice!

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  2. Lynne,

    it is always interesting what you start with on that first layout on the table and what you finally end with after the welding is done. what time frame was involved in the figuring and reconfiguring of the pieces before you settled on the one you liked?
    Steve

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    • Hi Steve!
      I fussed with the layout and design for maybe an hour or so for all of them…going back & forth adjusting each of them until I was happy. Then it kind of just flows as we weld it…once the basic idea is laid out we start welding and adjust individual pieces a bit in the process to keep the composition right. We actually got all three of these pieces finished within five to six hours start to finish. Getting the metal cleaned, cut, bent and ready takes a good chunk of the time, the actual welding goes pretty quickly.
      Thanks for visiting the blog and for the question!

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  3. OMG….Lynne you have done a great job….really very cool and fantastic. Specially the middle one. and iI also agree with April. The shadow reflection, you made is just wow….wanna see your more work….

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  4. This is so impressive! I love that they literally picked up scrap metal, learned how to weld, and came up with something so fabulous!

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