Sunday, January 13, 2013

more metal in the garden

After making the butterfly sculpture from cutting down the sheetmetal the left over random bits reminded me of plant foliage so I decided to make Glen a couple more bits for the garden.  I am not one to discard metal scraps when they can be useful for sculpture fodder!!

No need for altering this piece of steel (well apart from the curly bits on the end), its already taking on the shape of a Heliconia frond.

 
This piece reminded me of a Strelitzia flower, two separate shapes were welded together and welded onto a length of reo. 
 
 
And an obvious one - a daisy type flower, comprised of three parts welded together.
 
 
I welded each piece onto a length of reo, I was contemplating a wall triptych with them however I decided to go the 3D version to accommodate the butterfly sculpture.
 
 
Glen finds a home for them in the garden - you do have to be looking to see them, though once the contrasting and surrounding foliage grows on they'll be more visible. 
 

 

12 comments:

  1. K-makes me smile to think of you finding this theme and the shapes - they are looking great as garden art. Go well and weld well. B

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    1. Thanks B. However, I cannot take all the credit for the theme, after all, it was Glen's mentioning of the butterflies that took me there. K

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  2. Love the strelizia - how perfect is that? They will grace your garden beautifully and no doubt Glen will soon be asking for commissions for others' gardens...in your spare time of course!

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    1. The strelizia is a classic! Commissions are always welcome...

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  3. ....AND you don't have to water them. Perfect!

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    1. yes Jo, I hadn't thought of that and being so dry of late, they ARE the perfect plant to have right now!

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  4. Very cool. My hubby plays with metal!

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    1. Thanks Annie. Rusted metal is fun to work with!

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  5. je regarde avec plaisir ces pages.. la rouille me parle.. les fleurs aussi..

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  6. I would love to wander around your garden...really i would!!

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    1. If your ever in town - you are most welcome to Robyn!

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