Status: In a Private Collection, Similar Reproduction Available. (Please contact me to make a similar piece.)
Commissioned for a gentleman in CT as a birthday gift for his wife, “Wings on a Prey” is small sculpture designed to sit atop a post outdoors or indoors. As it emerged from the flat sheet metal I hammered, it quickly became one of my favorite pieces, to date. The piece allowed me to use all aspects of the sheet metal forming process, to include making a wooden buck from the drawing I did, to shaping and welding the the more than 25 small pieces of metal together that emerged from the templates from the buck. The curves and dimensions offered many challenges, and every tool in my arsenal was used but I was satisfied with the end result.
The piece is hand-formed from T-304 16 Gauge stainless steel, with .080″ thick copper sheet for the beak and molten copper for the eyes. I also added a removable 3/8″ stainless steel threaded rod, extending from the base, for mounting the piece on its pedestal. The piece measures about 20″ in height, 8″ in depth and 9″ in width
Similar birds can be made and personalized with many effects, to include more details, different materials, different stances and other adornments that you might want to make it special.
“Wings on a Prey” and similar small sculptures are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Wings on a Prey
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