A restaurateur, I’ve done work with in the past, asked me to create a bear head in a geometric style for a project. He wasn’t sure of anything other than he wanted this bear. I start out drawing the idea out here over coffee at one of my favorite places. With the concept locked in, and his blessing I started fabrication. Originally brazing the steel bear, but after realizing the time/budget restrictions I opted to wire weld.
At the heart of the historic district in Omaha, Nebraska, there’s a southwest style restaurant called Stokes. They needed a screen solution from the neighboring bar and needed to to match the existing interior decor. So I photographed, then recreated it for the CNC plasma cutter. We welded in place a divider between the neighboring patio. Accelerating the rusting process with an acid mixture was one technique used.
Here’s Bob Yard is welding into place. The window lettering for 12 of the windows in a silver metallic.
Here’s some pieces just sold. Which makes the “building blocks” show sold out.
This piece is 14″x 24″ enamel on wood. sold
Work from Josh Raul France. A show he did in 92′ at Mr. Donut. It’s now Rice Bowl on Saddle Creek. Interestingly enough the video game in the photo says Taito.
Here’s a little table one of two finished. Walnut bow tie.