Meal time makes me happy. For years, my husband and I have jokingly referred to knives, forks, and spoons as 'instruments of pleasure.' I designed and made this wall sculpture in homage to these utensils.
This knife, fork, and spoon are made of sheet steel. I cut the steel with my Beverly shear, textured and hammered the metal into shape using my swage block, and edged the pieces with 1/4" round to give some depth to the utensils. The sculpture attaches to the wall via a 'nesting tubing' design I came up with a couple of years ago.
The knife is 60" tall, with the fork and spoon a tad shorter.
'Instruments of Pleasure' is for sale, and I imagine it in a restaurant or a contemporary kitchen. Having been sealed with a clear lacquer to retard rusting, it's also suitable for hanging outdoors, such as in an outdoor dining area. If there's a gallery out there that'd like them for an exhibit for a while, I'm amenable to that opportunity as well.
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