Contemporary metal sculpture of cow. Steel, found objects, naturally acquired rust patina, hand brushed Penetrol oil finish.
CERTIFICATION OF AUTHENTICITY
Each work of art is signed by Lisa Fedon.
I typically work from photographs to create the piece. I hand-cut individual pieces of steel plate, tubing, flat bar, wire cloth, wire mesh, or whatever metal stock material I need for fabrication according to the design. Then I grind the rough edges, assemble the pieces together using my tig welder and incorporate other design elements, like found objects or other cut shapes of metal. The fabricated piece is then cleaned with salt & vinegar to start the metal oxidation process, and then placed outside exposed to the elements to develop its unique, naturally-acquired rust patina. After several days of oxidation, I wash and clean the piece with water, let it dry, and then hand-brush two coats of Penetrol - a metal sealing oil that dries hard to a rich glossy finish. I finish the process by adding any other embellishments, found objects, etc.
Each piece has its own rust patina character so no two items will be exactly alike. If left outside exposed to the elements, this piece will age with time. If one desires, Penetrol oil can be applied once a year to maintain the lustre appearance.
Dimensions: 60"h x 101"w x 25"d