My botanical sculptures are now on exhibit at Copper Shade Tree in Round Top, TX.
This fine crafts gallery in the heart of Round Top features Texas-based artists -- including this Austin-based gal! Copper Shade Tree features a wide variety of mediums, and I'm pleased to have my steel sculptures displayed amongst such stunning, original works!
‘New Growth’ depicts wispy, tapered grasses and fresh pods that have recently emerged from the soil.
To create this nascent scene, steel bar was heated in the forge and shaped using my 25 lb. Little Giant power hammer which I rebuilt last summer after taking Sid Suedmeier's rebuilding class in Nebraska City.
'New Growth' measures 18” tall x 15” wide x 9” deep.
Like all of my sculptures, ‘Windblown’ is designed to look good from all angles. But there's something special about 'Windblown' which makes it excel in this regard. Perhaps it's my intentional and abundant use of negative space in this piece.
Angle iron, 1/4” round rod, and steel strap have been forged and oxy-fuel welded into this windblown depiction of stylized blooms and grasses.
'Windblown' is 21” tall x 31” wide x 17” deep. It's one of my first sculptures on a stacked base, a bit of a departure from my normal approach.
‘Japanese Vine’ was inspired by Japanese Art Nouveau floral pattern design from the 1900s.
This sculpture’s base material is 1/4” round rod which has been oxy-fuel welded to depict vine forms and button pods. Measurements are 18” tall x 13” wide x 4” deep.
'From the Water' was inspired by water-side vegetation.
This sculpture has forged, tapered stems and 16-gauge hammered sheet steel ‘leaves.’ It is 19” tall x 17” wide x 9” deep.
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