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    Custom Metal Sculpture, Iron Furniture, Iron Doors
This album consists of  welded metal sculpture and ornamental metal work. 
Some of this work is  a collaboration with The Metal Shoppe
Welded metal sculpture  -  08/29/2011    Location:   Point Lobos Ridge - Red Wolf Drive ,   Carmel, CA 
This is a steel wedding chuppa that was a private commission.    All elements are heated and formed; welded and then shaped with a grinder/abrasives.     The coloration is obtained with a patina and then sealed with a clear coat.  Ultimately they will be allowed to weather somewhat in the coastal environment.  
The size is 8 foot posts and the tree is 7' 8" at the highest point.
To view more of my work, please visit my website:  www.acopperrose.com
To contact me regarding a commission, please call 559-338-0748  8:30am-5:30pm pacific time or email me at info@acopperrose.com
An alternative view with some different lighting.    My goal was to obtain a very natural, realistic looking sculpture that represented my perception of a manzanita tree.   I stayed with a more minimal approach with the leaves, etc., so as not to obstruct the view through the trees.
Close up of the leaves.   The leaves were laser cut and then lightly forged to shape them.  I used a slate black patina color on the leaves, using a sponge, squeezed the patina color on the leaves and let the black drip down and mix with the brown patina on the branches/trunk.    It made a real nice subtle transition in the colors.
Just an interesting view of the back of the sculpture -  really represents the natural look these steel trees took on. 
Underside view of the hat.    Sculpture completed in 09/07   Welded steel sculpture -  Witch Hat  "Bruja de Acero"
Sculpture completed in 09/07   Welded Steel Sculpture -  Witch Hat    "Bruja de Acero"
To view  more of my work, please visit my website:   www.acopperrose.com
Sculpture completed in February 2009     Welded Steel Sculpture (this is not a casting)   Steel Hippie Shoes  (about a size 7-1/2! )
"Summer of Love" 
All welded construction on the shoes.  The daisies were forged and welded.   The coloration is an antique patina with a clear coat.    
To view more of my work, please visit my website:  www.acopperrose.com