This series is both functional and decorative. The inspiration for this series is the plant that looks like an elephant's ear.
I think the bookend sculptures in this series are particularly delightful! Inserting books between the two asymmetrical, yet complementary, bookends is purely optional, as the two pieces look lovely nestled side-by-side, sans literature.
I think these bookends might be a new signature item for me!...
The stems of these sculptures are made of steel which I bought from the metal recycling yard (previously someone's porch railing if my guess is correct). The stems are 1/2" square stock, tapered and brought to life on the power hammer using texturing/art dyes. The leaves are 16 gauge sheet which I hammered to shape on the swage block and anvil. I gave the leaves depth by welding 1/8" rod around the edges.
Overall dimensions of the bookends are about 16" tall x 8" wide x 7" deep. The sculptures are of various tabletop sizes.
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