My mother turned 80-something on this day. In celebration of her birthday, she received 80-something roses (one rose representing each year!). They made quite a bouquet, just as all her years have added up to a rich, full life.
She also received 'Scrap Vessel I', a piece of art I made especially for her. (I had to practically pry it from a Galveston gallery owner's hands the day before, but that's another story for another day...and a good one at that!)
To begin, I pulled a hammered sheet discard from my scrap pile. I edged the piece with 1/4" round rod to give it depth. The legs were inspired by bent 1/4" round rod scraps cluttering my welding table. I LOVE the unique legs on this piece!
Mother's gift came with the 'touchmark chit' in the middle photo above. I tried marking the vessel itself, but my touchmark jumped around, so it wasn't very legible. It's not as easy for me to mark my work as I thought...
Overall, this piece is about 16" long, 4" deep, and about 2.5" tall. I sealed it with with clear lacquer to preserve the raw steel color.
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