There’s a LOT of welding in this piece, plus texture and depth every where you look!
My guiding vision for this piece was ‘a habitat for birds.’ (One must always have a guiding vision for a piece.) Ultimately, I ended up with that habitat, as there are ‘pockets’ within the ‘branches’ where a bird could seek shelter from the cold weather.
For this sculpture, I made five similarly shaped elements/pieces. The five elements were then pieced together to form the final sculpture, ‘Snowy Cedar.’
I wanted to explore how the repetition of elements brings cohesiveness to a piece. Additionally, making the sculpture in this fashion was the only way I could get the depth I wanted, all while getting access with my torch.
The metal stock used in this piece are my old stand-bys: 1/4” round rod and 1/8”x1/2” strap. I oxy-fueled my tanks dry on this one!...
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