A few weeks ago, I was inspired to create a simple yet elegant piece. I wanted to apply a slightly curved bend to 3/16 inch steel rods and cut them to various lengths and weld them together in the random web like pattern shown above. What I have come up with thus far is a piece 52 inches long and 9 inches wide. A long slender work designed to adorn a wall over a sofa or sectional. Perhaps it can also work over a fireplace as well.
This is the sculpture in white primer ready to be painted.
I have been making metal art for about three years now and it is no longer just a whimsical passtime. My skills that i have picked up are being used to create works with deeper meaning and purpose. When I finally get around to cleaning this sculpture up, I will braze some mounting hooks and apply a coat of white primer. Then I will follow with a brilliant and cool metallic acrylic topcoat sealed in oil based clear coat to preserve the finish. Right now, I am contemplating mixing a little blue with silver to get a metallic ice blue or maybe just bright silver with a transparent turquiose glaze over it for depth. Feel free to chime in on your thoughts of color.