METAL ART & SCULPTURES
Steel Metal Art
The rusty patina of steel is the perfect medium to convey the strong structures and beautiful delicacy of the natural subjects depicted in Tricia Hood’s artwork. Metal cut outs of plants and animals are simple, yet convey movement and detail.
What Kind of Steel is Used for Metal Art?
When exposed to the elements the longevity of steel can be a problem, so where possible, Tricia uses Corten steel which is also known as ‘Sculptors steel’ for her metal art. The Corten steel develops a stable layer of rust on the surface which, unlike mild steel, will not continue to deteriorate as quickly.
Corten was originally developed for the shipping industry (for shipping containers) and is only available in flat sheets that are 2400mm x 1200mm. If more protection is required pieces can be galvanised and/or powder coated.
Where can I use Metal Art?
Metal art is great for filling a spot on your wall, a bare patch in the garden, or as a decorative means by which to conceal utility areas of your garden.
Steel art and sculptures can be freestanding or wall mounted so there are lots of options for where you might find a spot that needs to be filled. The use of clever lighting adds a further dimension to sculptures and metal art so set up the artwork as a light box where it will add drama to a wall. If the metal art is freestanding, light your artwork from the front and the shadows of the cut outs will cast beautiful patterns high on dark walls.
The Process …
Unlike other ‘metal art’ on the market, Tricia Hood’s artwork is not mass produced using a computerised cutting machine. Each piece of metal art is hand drawn and then hand cut using a plasma cutter so every piece of artwork is unique and made just for you.