Visual Arts; Metal garden sculpture, fire towers, fountains, panels
Rob works with raw steel, and transform the materials to bring out the simple beauty and inherent strength of the metal through my outdoor garden and patio sculptures. The detailed journey from rusty, crude material, involves many steps like cleaning, grinding, burning, cutting, and polishing. Tools like a plasma cutter and chemicals like muriatic acid are just part of my world. He transitioned from the high tech world of Microsoft to this hands-on vocation, as a wonderful outlet for his creativity. Working with these large, strong, heavy pieces that feel "rooted" to the earth, allows him to incorporate natural themes and breathe life into the polished (or rusty) hard surface of the metal.
His product line includes square metal towers with designs like branches and birds, floral themes, a detailed "Octopus Garden," koi, butterflies, and more. These towers are configured into fire towers, water fountains, or simple towers for the garden/patio, and are often lighted from the inside for a delightful night effect that sprays patterns around the sculpture. He also designs metal panels for gardens that can be used in groups, along paths, hide areas that need a little camouflage, or just solo. The finish on each piece can be polished to show gorgeous patterns in the steel, or rusted for a simple finish, or painted or powder coated to add the dimension of color.
He also offers aluminum garden signs and plant/pet stakes. These do not rust, and are fun gift ideas!