• 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!