Mother Nature dumped another Spring snowstorm on us. The garden art trellis’ I have been working on are getting a good patina right now “weathering” in the front garden area! With all the snow in the forecast I switched to finishing a Mountain wall sculpture commission and am giving garden art a break for now. Here is some of the process on how the mountain sculptures went together. I made two to take the pressure off of the commission piece, giving one to the
Gallery and one to the client. First, I draw out my designs on 4x8 sheets of black iron,
then, free-hand plasma cut out the desired shapes. After the plasma cutting I have a two part sanding and grinding process to achieve a nice finish that reflects the light nicely. After I weld the components together on a frame for support and dimension, I gave the trees a quick heat treatment with the torch to create a gunmetal blue color that I like. After the metal cools, I spray the back with a Hammerite enamel dark gray and the front with a clear coat enamel finish.