first three hearts are part of a new series that I started creating in October
of 2011. I've make a number of hearts over the past 10 years using drops,
leftover metal pieces, but these are an entirely new process created from
recycled metal shelving. These are suitable for inside or outside your
home or business. I'll be creating their own page in the near future as I
create more samples that will be available at this year's fine art shows.
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|Here's a great installation of seven of our latest hearts at
the Side Door at 425 SE Washington Street in Portland, Oregon. I
installed them with the largest piece in the center graduated to the left
and right to the smallest works. Note the added detail to the
immediate left and right of the large center heart.
|Here's a group of three hearts that I just completed the
finish on. The center one is a new style of standing heart. I
used orange shelving with strips of diamond plate between each
strip. There's a surprise in the heat's rear where I created a face
from a variety of tools.
While I like them all, I really like the read heart with the aluminum
diamond plate that is rivited to the heart's rear.
|The horizontal heart is about 14 inches tall by 12 inches
wide and three inches thick. I've stitch welded the seams between
the red and blue shelving strings and welded the entire outside
edge. It's finished with two coats of paste wax to a nice shine.
|This great shadow box heart is about 18 inches tall by 16
inches wide and four inches deep. I've added plumbing inside the
shadow box that I've created from bicycle gears, steel rod, copper
springs, and old rusted pipe. It's completely sealed with two coats
|This is our candy box heart. It's about 14 inches tall
and 12 inches wide and three inches thick. Note the welding
stitching between the green and red slats. I rubbed steel wool over
the front and sides and then added two coats of wax that I buffed to a
|This is "Before Coffee". It really came to me
during a moment while I was making our morning pot of coffee. We had some
great coffee pot parts, an old guide off a table saw, and part of a light
Some red paint really set these off on the heart that is about 4 feet
tall and 18 inches wide at the top. This piece has been adopted.
Currently, this piece is on billboards throughout Oregon as part of
advertising of the Salem Arts Festival.
|Sparky is one of our smaller hearts. This guy is about 16
inches tall by 10 inches wide and stands 2 inches off the wall. Plumbing
connects through the spark plug. This little guy has been adopted.
|I love the shape of this orange heart with
yellow spots. It's about 24" tall by 24" wide. It's
approximately 2" off the wall and just gorgeous.
|Ok. Sophie has a big heart. She's been my new
shop manager for the past two years and she's just a sweet girl.
|Tail feather is one of my favorite color
combinations. It's about 48" tall and 16" wide and about 2"
thick. It looks great in the photo but amazing in person.
|This green heart is about 36" wide and
30" tall. It has great color, and I used a pot strainer for the
insert. It's a wonderful piece that a great family adopted.