Back in the spring I had my advanced sculpture students create painted steel flowers for an outdoor installation. They cursed me under their collective breath as they hammered, cut, polished and welded the inorganic steel into organic sculptural forms. I may or may not have secretly laughed at their struggles.
I was recently commissioned to create......a bouquet of flowers. It's still a little top secret so that's all I should say. But here are photos of my own struggles.
Almost 150 petals cut out of steel
Almost 150 petals ground, sanded and polished
Almost 150 petals bent by hand into curved forms
A handful of leaves also cut, polished and bent
Flowers welded together
Flowers finished along with a steel vase
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate to paint?
I think these are called Black Eyed Susans
View from below
Sculpture project number 7 for the summer completed. Working on number 8 now.