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Custom Burro 3D Metal Sculpture

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Custom Burro 3D Metal Sculpture

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Description

Hard work takes a break to celebrate with this intricate burro sculpture. A little bit stoic, a little bit playful, this burro is fashioned from a unique set of reclaimed materials in celebratory tones. The unique feminine finials on her face were rescued and repurposed from old iron work and offer a little touch of fancy, as does her removable flower garland, hand-crafted from salvaged metal.

  • Title: Custom Burro Sculpture
  • Medium: hand-cut salvaged metal
  • Size: 46" H x 27.5" W x 25.25" D
  • Hardware: ready to hang with cleat on back
  • Commission for Salt & Lime in Steamboat Springs
  • Part of a limited series each produced with a unique set of rescued materials

The Process

Creating a vibrant piece like this 3D burro sculpture is such a joy. Each piece of metal was found in my cross-country journeys over the last decade and carefully saved and catalogued for the perfect project. This burro proved to be a wonderful use for strips of brightly-colored metal salvaged from junk yards, abandoned buildings and construction sites - especially those with unusual containers and vessels lingering after decades of rest. I bring the materials back to my studio and hand-cut each strip with tin snips, then overlay them on a wooden form. I incorporate other found metal objects - like ceiling tiles and flatware - along with leather and broom brushes to bring this hardworking lady to life. I crafted each individual flower in the removeable garland from reclaimed metal, so she dresses up or down quite nicely. A bright celebration of a hardworking burro!