A few years ago I went to the “Firebird Festival” where I stumbled upon several whimsical fire pits made out of acetylene tanks. These fire pits had wonderful expressive faces cut out of each tank that danced when they were lit. I loved the concept and immediately began thinking about how to make this idea my own.
I spent most of this very cold winter bundled up, working on a room divider for Sterling Pig Brewery, a new brewery opening in Media, PA. Although it is not yet finished, I thought I would put up some images of the piece in progress. The plan is to install March 14th and the Grand Opening of the Brewery will be the end of April. Check back after the 14th to see pictures of the piece installed…or better yet, stop in for a beer and enjoy it in person!
I know that everyone is as excited as I am anticipating some warmer air on the way. It has been a long hard winter and the grass, flowers and trees are just aching to pop through all the snow! I cannot wait to be able to open my shop doors and work with fresh air blowing through. I have so many new pieces just waiting to be formed.
I have always believed that art is not only for the rich. Maybe because I love to be surrounded by beauty or maybe because I am not rich. Either way, I created several pieces that simply will not break the bank. The obelisk and the lantern are two of my favorite staples in this affordable line of work. I designed them so that they can be easily moved around the garden as it grows and changes over the seasons.