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This piece explores sign-butilding techniques, metal fabrication, aging and patinas and development of iconography. I set out to create a recogni… Read More
This piece explores sign-butilding techniques, metal fabrication, aging and patinas and development of iconography. I set out to create a recognizable, timeless symbol that anyone could have a relationship with. Read Less
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I started the sculpture with a template.  I also mapped out where I was going to place electronic components.
I placed the template on a sheet of steel and cut it out with a plasma cutter.  I then cut strips of steel to build the sides.  The sides were welded with a 1" back spacing to hide electronics behind the back.  
Roughly measuring out wiring and fixtures.
I painted the sign with a white primer and a few layers of brushed-on, loosely mixed paint.  I then sanded, scraped, scratched and applied layers of iron oxide to rust and patina the finish.  This was a challenging but fun part of the process!
Hung in my studio, it really grabbed attention.
Cord, switch and post connecting the lower section from the upper section.
Yep, that's pretty bright!