Thanks for your interest in metal art!
If you are looking for something unique, you have come to the right place. Take a look around the site. Whether you call it metal sculpture, metal art, garden sculpture, nautical art, or yard art… these are my ideas in metal! Visit the metal gallery to see some of the works available now.
I create handmade pieces that represent the world around me. Since I have lived in Charleston, South Carolina most of my life, you will find all forms of Lowcountry wildlife in my art. It could be something I saw in the water or at the beach - a shrimp, a crab, sometimes even some foreign inspiration hits and a seahorse develops. It may be one of the many birds and, of course, fish I see while out in the river fishing. It could even be a representation of the lizards that like to watch me work in my shop. The inspiration for a sculpture could come from anywhere!
ideas in Metal! Based sculpture - painted steel with bronze detail. Recently donated to support Communities in Schools.
Bait N Shrimp
New Shrimp Design. Hand cut steel with bronze detail on wooden base.
An impressive 5 foot span. Hand cut and hammered copper wall art. ideas in Metal!
SC Flag ideas in Metal! style
John's idea of the SC state flag - hand cut metal shrimp and palmetto on wood.
Blue Ray with Copper Detail
Hand cut and hammered stingray wall art. ideas in Metal! Charleston SC
Copper and steel with wrapped stone eye. Meant to be kinetic but could be wall mounted.
Lend A Hand Ray
Hand Cut and Hammered Sting Ray and Flower on wooden base. Donated to Lend A Hand for Japan event for Tsunami Relief 2011.
Butterfly Garden Sculpture
ideas in Metal! Hand bent metal butterfly - ready for the garden.
Joe and Tommy's Shrimp
Hand cut steel shrimp with bronze detail on heart pine base.
The designs develop organically based on the materials that present themselves to me. It could be steel, copper, wire, brass or bronze. I rarely work with new materials. Whether its pieces of the “Old” Cooper River Bridges, objects reclaimed from old buildings, or items found while exploring with my dogs, I like the challenge of making something out of items others may see as junk.
It may be kinetic or stationary metal art. My idea is that most work is meant to move. Although, as you will see, some sculpture needs a base. Then, there are ideas that simply don't lend themselves to spinning - lizards don't like that!
I thrive on the process, the thinking and randomness within the process that goes into making things. My work involves ideas that we are all familiar with but also sparks our imaginations in other directions. Although one idea may influence the other, nothing is ever the same. It is important to me to have a cohesive body of work, while keeping each piece as unique as possible.
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your time.
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