Archive for the ‘Metal Sculptures’ Category

Please drop off at the TEMP gallery 1616 del paso blvd. ~ sacramento design district

7′ dress made out of silverware by Molly Brown

Please meet amazing sculptural artist, Molly Brown. Her vision of creating a 7 foot free standing dress comprised of dinnerware.

We call all supporters of the art community to drop off forks, spoons, knives and various utensils of the stainless steel variety to help Molly complete her vision.

Please deliver or mail utensils to the Sacramento Metal Arts Guild 2556 Albatross Way, Suite E, Sacramento, CA 95815. Thanks for your Support!!

Photos by: http://tatianakaiser.wordp​

Scout Handford and Joshua Kaiser’s Recycled Metal Sculpture displayed at the California State Fair July 14th – 31st, 2011. Please contact Molly Brown ( for purchase information.

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Award Winning YQQ-91 was created by Scout Handford and Joshua Kaiser using recycled steel.
Our concept for the piece began with the broad idea of how each person affects their environment.  After in depth discussions about what this idea meant to each of us, we agreed that every person could take away a different meaning from the art work.  With diverse ideas in mind, we created an organic infill structure to bridge the more static and geometric cross section of the sculpture with the intention of demonstrating that different ideas and philosophies can be bridged.  As artists, our personal ideas about creating are almost identical.  We both believe that the art should speak for itself.  The viewer should not be led in to the piece with a title that might pre-dispose them to think of the sculpture in a certain way.  Instead the viewer should be presented with a form that speaks for itself.  We believe the art piece is the title, and it makes a statement about the footprint of each individual.
The process for constructing YQQ-91 was rather involved.  First a simple hand drawn sketch was created to define the shape. The sketch was then refined using a two dimensional computer drawing program.  Next, the recycled metal was organized in order to assess the sizes and shapes of material that were available to build the internal structure.  After the metal was sorted, the pieces were drawn into the two dimensional form so that measurements and cuts could be calculated and an internal “spine” could be fabricated.  After the creation of the spine was complete, a temporary frame was created to hold all of the edge pieces in place.  The framing for the infill panels was created using traditional blacksmithing techniques with a gas forge, hammers, and an anvil.  Finally, the infill panels were drawn by hand, plasma cut, and welded to the internal structure.  This process is different than traditional methods because it uses a combination of computer and manual calculations in order to create the basic form.  The basic form is expanded in to a truly unique creation due to the fact that the handmade forms and cutting are organic and random in nature.  The different techniques come together to form an amazing structure that is appealing to the eye and entices the mind to constantly search for new shapes in the infill areas.
As artists, we enjoy many different aspects of this sculpture.  The beauty and grace of the curvature is luring and exotic, while the tapered tip looms eerily above the viewer’s head.  The shape of the curvature in conjunction with the varying shapes draws the viewer’s eye to the tip then recycles the intention with the presence of an interesting footprint that starts the viewing cycle over again.  Our intent to keep any viewer interested in this piece was furthered by designing the pointed tip to be slightly above the viewer’s head.  The placement was intended to define a space and cause a reaction from the viewer to an inanimate object.  The creation and execution of this collaboration has affected us both immensely in a positive way.  During this artistic journey we grew to appreciate the presence and input of each other’s ideas.  The acknowledgement of how others react and affect the environment that we all share was one of many important lessons that we vlearned while creating this piece.  We hope that viewers are able to feel the energy and intensity that was required to complete this piece, and we hope that the sculpture moves people who view it in the same manner as we were moved to create it.
“YQQ91 is the mysterious title of a towering slender wave made of recycled steel by Scout Handford and Joshua Kaiser of Sacramento. It’s an elegantly simple piece.” ~ The Sacramento Bee

June 18th, 4-10pm
Partnered with the Sacramento Artist Council & Valley Sculpture Artists.

Truth & Beauty: A Breathtaking Modern Sculpture


Truth & Beauty captures a moment of radical self-acceptance, the essence of a woman when she is safe to express herself fully.

About this project

Truth & Beauty will be an unabashedly breathtaking modern sculpture in structure and balance. Standing on her tiptoes, arms outstretched and head thrown back, Truth & Beauty expresses a moment of radical self-acceptance and love, the essence of a woman when she is safe and welcome to express herself fully. Conveying this notion has been the focus of my work as a sculptor for the past 25 years. My name is Marco Cochrane, and I am fully committed to breaking the pattern in which men (and women alike) often appear blind to the true, magnificent nature of women. My models and I collaborate to capture a moment in which they are truly expressing themselves.

Standing 55 feet tall and weighing 7,000 pounds, Truth & Beauty will be constructed using:

• 25,000 feet of steel rod and pipe;

• 6,500 steel ball connection points;

• 1,500 square feet of stainless steel mesh; and

• 55,000 single welds.

One thousand individual multi-colored LED lights will be distributed throughout her body. These lights will be controlled by a custom iPad application to create a spectacular light show that will enhance and expand the visual experience. Please follow our build on Facebook:

Flaming Lotus Girls Website

About: The Flaming Lotus Girls are a female-driven, volunteer-based group of artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000. Our work stands at the intersection of sculpture, kinetics, robotics, pyrotechnics, and electronic technology. We create interactive large-scale fire installations that engage viewers and invite them to become part of the art. Flaming Lotus Girls’ work is a collaborative process that empowers participants to learn new skills and become experienced, talented and active artists. We use a unique design methodology with a hyper-fluid organizational structure. Through an open and supportive cultural environment, the Flaming Lotus Girls promote creativity, education, volunteer contribution and leadership opportunities.

Flaming Lotus Girls, Photographer: Tristan

Creation of “Bliss Dance”

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Metal Sculptures

Click the link above to view the great images from the creation of the beautiful female metal sculpture at Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV.

“Bliss Dance”