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So cool you expanded out of woodworking only!
This is a public art piece I’ve been working on.
It’s all hand forged from steel. The primary material is 12g plate.
She is life sized. It’s been a super fun project so far and I have learned a lot. Really expanded my skill set on this one.
Next up is a large steel ribbon that swirls around her and at it’s tip (about 8’ up) will be a large dragonfly (steel and copper).
I’m presently contemplating what type of finish to use. Typically, I spray with muriatic acid and then torch it a bit to bring out some nice rusty hues. Then I spray with a satin outdoor clear coat. On this I may add a rubbed on hint of colour on the dress… open to finish options as I kind of like it as is (no colour)




woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

A beautiful piece! You have amazing talent.


I like your idea of using a hint of color on the dress. You are very talented. We look forward to seeing more of your art pieces.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

I am in awe!!!

So beautiful and I love the story that is being created.

She has a beautiful flow to her

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

That is so gorgeous Angellos! Will it be somewhere on the Island where I can see it?

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

and…. I can not fathom how you turn steel into a sculpture such as this.

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thanks everyone, I’m really pleased with how this one is coming along. This one is staying in Nanaimo. It is going to be installed on 3rd street at a student housing/condo unit being built there.


next time I’m out there, visiting my son, I might have to bribe him into taking me to Nanaimo ;)

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

If you do come out, drop me a line and come for a studio visit


will do … I don’t go to BC very often though… but one never knows!

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Wow! Look at the detail. Looks amazing!!


And you answered my finish question here (that I asked on the other project just a minute ago).

Losing fingers since 1969

A beautiful piece!,you did a super job.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

You are my new god (sorry about the lower case gee, but….).

This is the kind of thing that makes me want to be rich enough to own a house big enough to display something like this in.

Wow! That’s beautiful! I only build rectilinear thing from steel, since I don’t have a lot of metal working tools.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

The “must have” tools are a welder, plasma cutter, torches (and/or forge), a swage block (and/or anvil) and a grinder


As a woodworker I can’t imagine where to start with an amazing sculpture like this, it’s beyond impressive.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Most metal workers say the same thing.. haha. It’s all about being able to see it and then forming the parts to fit the vision. Hardest part was making everything match. Ie: left arm matching the right arm so they looked like they belonged to the same body. I created her from the ground up. Started with one foot and worked my way up. 1/8" plate. Lots of small pieces formed, welded together and then carved down to shape where needed. It was definitely a challenge.