Accented Braze Nail Sculpture
A lot of my work revolves around braze welded square cut nails. This concept was originally developed during the mid century movement in the 1950’s,1960’s, and 1970’s. It has seen somewhat of a comeback. Personally, I love the aesthetic quality the brass joints contribute to the steel nails. I put my own personal twist to this concept by creating and using my own accents. The piece pictured above, Eames Era Accented Brazed Sculpture, is a perfect example. I took a scrap piece of round steel bar, cutoff pieces of pipe, a rectangle of expanded sheet, and assembled them into unit that dominates the sculpture.
As can be seen, I stuck with the natural steel finish. It is wire brushed in places and not others to combine to give both a polished and rustic finish. A gloss lacquer finish is applied to protect.