‘Sprouts’ was originally designed as a hammered sheet wall hanging. I periodically review my ideas and sketches, though, and I realized how visually interesting this would be as a 3-D sculpture, able to be viewed from all angles.
Making the hammered sheet sprouts -- each one a bit different, of course! -- and attaching the flowing tack-and-bend stems was very zen.
I used my wire feed welder to attach the sprouts to the C-channel steel base. I sealed the sculpture with a clear, U-V resistant lacquer. ‘Sprouts’ measures about 18” tall x 16” long x 5” deep.
To me, the sprouts almost appear to be undulating, as if they’re under water. Underwater sprouts?...why not?...
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