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Some of my sculpture

Well its not related to my truck but I figured some might be interested.
I am a studio art major at FSU and I concentrate in sculpture. I mainly work in steel. I basically taught myself how to weld, I'm not that good but nothing I do is structural. I also work a lot with casting iron and aluminum (more aluminum since it is readily available.)

cast iron knuckles


Scap Wave



All I Have


SMOKE
This was one of the longest and toughest projects that I have ever taken on. Each pipe is 1.5" schedule 40 which is a little over 1/8" thick. All of the bending was done by cutting every 2", heating/bending, then welding and grinding the welds smooth. Each pipe took over 10 hours alone. Each 1/2" bar was tacked in place before final welding. A heat patina was then applied using an acetylene torch and it was then finished with 3 coats of penetrol. The piece will be displayed in front of the art building at FSU (FAB Building) on a concrete pad starting in summer 08 through October 09 as part of a contest. This was a long learning process and I am proud to see it finally finished after 4 months.

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Nice work man, I like it!

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All I Have is pretty damn awesome looking.. the veins showing with the use of the welding looks fantastic!
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All I Have is pretty damn awesome looking.. the veins showing with the use of the welding looks fantastic!
The hand with the heart is actually all cast aluminum. I built the entire thing out of wax first then took a ceramic shell mold of it and burned the wax out. It is hollow as well.
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So, curious, but how heavy is that? it looks roughly the proper size of a hand almost, Im guessing 3 or 4 lbs of aluminum?
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not sure why, but i really like the scalp wave, and the knife design is sweeeet!
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So, curious, but how heavy is that? it looks roughly the proper size of a hand almost, Im guessing 3 or 4 lbs of aluminum?
I'm not really sure since there is still some ceramic shell from the mold stuck inside of it that I was unable to get out. I would say its 3lbs at the most.
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All that stuff looks really cool, but this is my fav., absolutely gorgeous:
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your pretty good
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I would give you an A
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wow man. you got some mad skills. that is some very nice work.
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Thanks for the comments guys!

I will post some more pieces once I get some pictures of them.
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What's this one made of and could you duplicate it?
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What's this one made of and could you duplicate it?
That is cast aluminum finished with shoe polish. It would be difficult to duplicate it since i first built that out of wax then made a ceramic shell mold and burned the wax out.

To duplicate that, I would have to take an intricate plaster mold and then pour wax into it to get a positive.
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That is cast aluminum finished with shoe polish. It would be difficult to duplicate it since i first built that out of wax then made a ceramic shell mold and burned the wax out.

To duplicate that, I would have to take an intricate plaster mold and then pour wax into it to get a positive.
If ever you make another one, let me know I'd love to have one.
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Thats awesome man! Very Nice Art! I used to work for a sculptor/designer. Your work is first rate.
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I love how that blue wave tank is sitting on top of a toilet.

Nice work.
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I love how that blue wave tank is sitting on top of a toilet.

Nice work.
Lol yea we are running out of places to put things in my house. It was really a failure anyway, the bottom broke out when it was full of water.
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Some more pictures of my big sculpture "smoke"



name plate I cast out of aluminum



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Heres some new stuff I finished last semester

Window to the Soul



Teardrops





Let Go



Fire Inside



Tranquility
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pretty cool dude i did realize how tall the smoke was till i saw the girl next to it. that pretty cool
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WOW.
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I have a set of brass knuckles that a cop gave me. lol
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Really diggin 'Fire Inside', but that might be due to me being a fire fighter!
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These Are Amazing. Seriously. You've got tons of talent.
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