Sprouted from the junkyard, these flowers bloomed in a metal shop. They started as humble circular-saw blades that were cut apart, welded, and then forged and hammered into shape. They then grew stems of welded chain or rod, with leaves of stainless steel. Finally, they evolved their pistils and stamens from tools, parts, and stainless steel mesh.
The complex finish on this piece starts with a primer, then a copper-based paint, to which I added a unique patina. I then add iridescent crystals, and finally a clear coat finish to slow down corrosion (although it may continue to rust). I welded eye bolts to the back, making it ready to hang on your wall.
Note: many of the pieces are still sharp, so be careful when handling it!
It measures approx. 16" wide and 18" tall.