Wednesday, November 18, 2009

All Seeing Eye

I have been working on this piece for a long time. This is the All Seeing Eye. This symbol has can be found in many places throughout history sometimes called the Eye of Providence. It usually represents the eye of god watching over mankind. It can be traced back to the Eye of Horus in ancient Egypt. In Medieval and Renaissance Europe with the inclusion of the triangle it was often used to represent the Christian Trinity. Some people claim that it is a symbol often used by the Freemasons. It can also be found on the reverse of the United States national seal. An example of it can be seen on the back of the one dollar bill.
This is a wall hanging made from hundreds of small rectangle pieces. It hangs from a heavy duty wall mount bracket and is about 39 inches in diameter. When I was finishing this one up I decided to paint a few of the pieces white to help add to the radiating affect of the design. I also went with a gloss clear coat to allow the image to almost sparkle with light when viewed from various angles.
I am currently enjoying this piece in my home, but it is for sale. If you are interested in this or any other work please contact me.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Heavy Metal Hand

This is the Heavy Metal Hand. This is NOT A CASTING. It is a life-sized solid steel hand. I have another one that I am still working on. These take a while create. Projects like this require a lot of grinding and blending. I really like making my work solid.
I am letting this one continue to rust, except the hand. The hand has been rubbed with used motor oil. The oil soaks in to protect the metal from rusting, but also gives it a nice color. Once in a while I take an old rag and rub in more oil. If all goes to plan, the rest of the piece should rust up nicely leaving the hand with a bare steel look.
This piece is for sale. Contact me for more information.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Beer mug

Who likes beer? This beer sign is made from mild steel, copper and stainless steel. I made the mug first and decided that it had a good sign like quality to it. I liked that because beer signs are everywhere and are sometimes an art onto themselves. I thought I needed to add some text to make the mug more like a sign. "BEER" I thought would be nice and generic but still cool.
I would love to make more of these and do variations : "BREW", "BAR", "TAVERN", "SALOON". I can do custom bar signs for people who own a bar or have one in their basement or something. For the home brewing guys I can make your sign read the name of your brewery.
That gives me an idea. Custom tap handles. I guess I need to find out what standard thread is used on those. I am already getting ideas for that project. Anyways...
Contact me with your questions or to place an order for your personalized custom bar sign.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Regatta Racer

Hi. It's been a little while since I have made a new post. I have been busy looking for a new day job. If any one knows of anything please let me know. I have also been busy finishing up some pieces that were cluttering up my welding studio.
This is a regatta racer that I made for my aunt. It is small in scale and can fit nicely on a desk or shelf. I also made the sailboat removable from the base. It also has i small bracket that can be used to mount it to the wall. I think I need to build a larger more detailed boat next.
When I was a kid my Grandpa would race his sailboat in the Watermelon regatta every summer at their lake house. It was really cool. They would race their little colorful boats around the lake and then at the end we ate tons of watermelon. So that is what I thought about when I made this piece.
Stay tuned for more new work. I have already shot some pictures and they are waiting anxiously to be posted. I know I always say this but contact me with any suggestions, comments, questions or requests. Peace.