This sign is for a home business in Camas, WA. Elida is a professional artist and painting teacher.
The 40H x 40W sign sits on a 2′ concrete wall at the base of the driveway and along the sidewalk. The 20″ red center piece is her laser cut initial, powder coated. The four corners hold 8″ x 8″ x 1″ slabs of Blenko glass. The box tube frame is filled with a variety of textures; perforated steel, expanded mesh and woven mesh. It’s bolted down with tabs along the base as well as a vertical T bracket.
CLIENT REVIEW: “I am a professional artist who owns my own art studio/gallery. I needed an Art Sign for my studio and gallery that wasn’t your typical sign, but rather an art installation. I loved Shelly’s work and knew that she would be the perfect person to create something specific and unique for my space. I had a special area on on retaining wall where the piece needed to go. She worked with me over the next several months, helping me to come up with the design, the right materials and even how to install the piece. In the end, we were able to put my initial in the middle, in a vibrant red square, stain glass along the sides, and a mix of metals throughout. It is so beautiful and is a show stopper for anyone who visits my studio. I’ve received countless compliments and I am extremely happy with the end result! Now I’m looking for more spaces to have her create other things! She is an amazing artist and person and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and have one of her pieces here with me now forever. Elida
This is Debbie and Ron’s new ‘Bubble Screen’ set into their landscape. The tube stock frame contains a variety of disc sizes. They run from 1/16″ thick to 1″ thick and 3/4″ wide – 13″ wide. The hand bent strap rings are 1/2″ – 1″ thick. This variety allows for lots of movement and depth as you move around the piece. 6’H x 3′ W -client photo
Olivia and Clint commissioned this pair of red sprites for a corner of their beautiful backyard garden.
The rock used here was also used in the Lan Su Chinese Garden. -client photo
CLIENT PHOTOS OF WORK:
My piece ‘Target’ is on the far right next to Brian Keith Scott’s totem. 7’H x 16″W
Here is my latest piece, Crescent. 10’H x 2′ 6″ W.
Bull’s Eye: Reflectors, copper, laser cut remnants, fire poker base and drops.
Flower Wreath: Aluminum, beads, steel and copper. 18″W
FINAL SHOWS OF THE YEAR:
LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.
ART IN THE BURBS at Tigard High School, October 14th – 16th.
These are some recently received client photos of custom and show pieces I’ve built.
I love to see how they look after I let them go out into the world. Thanks to all that sent them in!
planetary, 4′ H x 24″ W
custom holiday stocking tree
red monolith, 4’H
a natural spiral captured in a web inside the spiral of this mist trellis
I met Sue and Michael at a show in quaint downtown Camas, where the street was blocked off for the spring patio, plant & garden show. They’d been looking for a tall piece to go in front of the house and something clicked when they saw this monolith. At seven feet, it makes a statement there now. Thanks you two!
To give you some perspective these flowers are in a pot 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. They give the space some color while the pot holds back the soil in a planted bed. A high shelf inside holds a layer of stones. This was a fun project for Tom and Debbie! Thank you.
This red geometric piece is on top of a steep slope. Until the plants grow in, this playful bright pattern reminds one to watch their step. When the plants do come in, it will be a nice contrast to the green foliage. Thanks Bunny!
So pleased to meet with a couple looking for a piece to go into their beautiful zen garden. They’d been searching for almost a year. What a pleasure that they wanted the Bonzai monolith to complete the space. You’ve created a lovely retreat. Thank you very much Mary and Shelley!