‘Water Bird with Driftwood’ started off life as 1/4”-round steel rods which I then oxy-fuel welded together using my torch. The end result is a sculpture measuring 18” tall and a slender 4” wide. The bird balances on three points: the two feet and the tail feather.
This piece is comprised of two independent elements -- the steel bird and the driftwood -- which may be fitted/arranged together however desired. Alternately, the bird sculpture may be displayed on its own.
The fluid lines of the driftwood are a perfect compliment to the bird’s shape, and I’m pleased to have incorporated wood into my work for the first time.
I was asked to donate a piece for the live auction portion of a hospital fundraiser. I created this sculpture specifically for the event which will be held this October. I’m hoping it brings in a goodly amount for this charitable organization.
ADDENDUM: The winning bid for this piece (ergo, the hospital) was $750.
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