Pierced

Combining traditional forged joinery, and mixing some human anatomy made for a great conversation starter. It was well received at an "underground" art show and people had come over becuase of it. I ended up refinishing the wax since I did not anticipate that this sculpture had been touched so much, the finish was wiped off! A pleasant surprise none the less. The piercing is copper and the rest of the material is steel. Starting with a 1 1/4″ piece of square stock for the body, I forged it to an eight sided octagon and slit and drifted a hole. The center arc was a piece of 3/4 x 2. I forged it under the power hammer on one side that caused it to curl.

Dimensions: It stands in at 5 feet tall
Weighs 54 lbs

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