As metal experts, Charleston Metalworks appreciates the idea of metal art. Of course we like to think a large amount of the things we create is art, and many would agree it is, but we also have to give a shout out to other forms of metal art. Let’s take a look into some metal artists, as well as metal sculptures. Then I’ll tell you about some metal art pieces some of us have in our own homes.
A Couple Metal Artists and Their Sculptures
Elerte created a piece titled In the Ocean. His work resembles a beautiful wave made out of metal. We love this sculpture because of its size and appearance, and we enjoy showing it to those who aren’t quite aware of what can be made out of metal. This four part sculpture is worth $15,500. Some true metal lovers and art lovers would love to own a piece like this, and some we know even have the ability to do something like this. More artists like Elerte, and their work, can be seen on Saatchi Art.
Coons is known for his giant steel structures. One in particular is the Balloon Dog. He creates stainless steel balloon animals and then paints them with bright colors. Balloon Dog is gold. It’s considered to be one of the best pieces of pop art in history. See more metal art photos.
Along with these artists and sculptures, we have some pieces in our own homes that you can find at different stores. As you can probably tell with the In the Ocean sculpture, metal art can be pretty pricey, but don’t worry, you could get some nice metal art for your home without spending a pretty penny. Rug and Home, for example, has metal wall art. A few of my co-workers and I have purchased from here in the past. The two examples above are metal sculptures, but metal wall art is the easiest way to have metal art in my home.
There’s something about the texture and the shine of metal art that isn’t comparable to anything else. Do you have examples of metal art to share with us? Big or small, expensive or not, we’d love to see it!
Check out this video about turning scrap metal into art! You know what they say, “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.”