I was hired to create two steel horse designs with backlights for a tall living room home. The customer wanted them to fill a 15' living room wall, plus she wanted them to be backlit.
Each piece is created out of 18 gauge steel, each is about 36' tall x 26" wide. When I was cutting out the designs, I made sure to cut out highlight lines through out the steel. This would let light would shine through these lines.
On the surface I created textured flowing effect with a grinding tool to create motion of muscle and flowing hair. (with all my steel, I love to create flowing lines on the steel surface, then normally seal the surface with an automotive clear paint.)
I placed rope lights behind each piece for lighting then an electrician was hired to hardwire the art.
These were created in 2004, each panel was 275.00.
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I ordered metal horse head sculptures for an outdoor entry gate. The artist made changes to coordinate with the colors and materials of the gate so the total effect would be compatible. The horses turned out very unique and artistic, not something you'd find premade.