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Grape Wall Panel Sculpture by ou8nrtist2 Grape Wall Panel Sculpture by ou8nrtist2
This is my latest commission just installed an hour ago.It's in the foyer of a bank that lends to the wine industry,(thus the grape theme).The piece is 8'4" even though the agreement,commission and budget was for a 6'wide piece.I could see from the start it needed to be bigger so i just went ahead and did it anyway.It would have looked silly so small otherwise.Sometimes you have to go with what your vision tells you...
All forged steel.
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Sammah-Sam Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing! I showed it to my wine-enthusiast Grandfather... he quite admired it, then saw the dimensions... and realized that it's not merely an art piece... it means business!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional
I live in the middle of Wine country (Sonoma County) and have done MANY projects for wineries.
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Sammah-Sam Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
You're Quite lucky! I live in Alabama (southeast corner, 20 mins from FL and an hour from GA) now, but I used to live out in Ft. Irwin in the Mojave... I always wanted to go to Wine Country, and take a stroll through Napa Valley... oh well. Maybe next life time.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love the flow and balance of this piece.
Did the customer like it as well?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional
Yes,this was a corporate client(a bank).They lend money to the wine industry,thus the grape theme.
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It really does look as though it's floating in front of the wall. Great installation job and the sculpture is gorgeous. I love how sinuously you got the steel to move!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional
Thank you Lauren...
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CosmicFolklore Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Fantastic work!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional
Thank you Michael!
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Dark-Shards Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow just wow!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional
Thank you! and welcome to DA...
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Eternay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's great!:O
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional
Thank you Federica...
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Eternay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional
Thank you for the Llama badge...I confess,i don't know what it is or what i'm supposed to do with it.LOL
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Eternay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
xD well, they're nice and I like giving them to people who leave a comment or give a fav to my submissions because I think it's a nice way to say "thank you, you made me happy!"! :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional
Cool...
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful:) I'm sure they must have been happy with it
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
Thank you Lisa,so far so good.
We'll see what the head honchos think at the opening on the 10th...
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hernameisrio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are lucky bastards. And I'll probably steal it later. Just a heads up.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
Hey you!
Nice to see you up and about...
Wish you were here for the opening on the 10th,I'm going to try and schmooze the bank execs to commission me to make a large abstract piece outside their corporate HQ about a mile away on a broad boulevard.
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BlindspiritLeather Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
Thank you Kitty.
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angelstears1984 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I had the resources to learn metal working. But nonetheless I am in awe of your talent and vision. You never cease to amaze me.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
Oh good ,then it's working...LOL
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GeshaR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Talk about WOW! This is amazing! The movement of the vines is so fluid, hard to believe it's steel!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
You could do this.I've seen your work.All you have to do is SCALE UP.It's the same organic style design you put into your jewelry...just a bit larger and out of steel.
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GeshaR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :-) But this size seems daunting to me, not to mention STEEL! Can't begin to imagine how you do it! For me it's magic, big scale :love:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
The great advantage you have is that ;you can always learn what it takes to forge and fabricate steel,but your inherent design dense is innate and cannot be learned...Find a local blacksmith,and simultaneously learn to weld at your local university or community college.
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isolatedreality Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
lookin good!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
Thanks Rory.
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Abramo7 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Outstanding.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Thank you friend.
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Abramo7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome.
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turned out wonderfully!! Looks great!!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Thank you.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
sweet job
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Thanks Bear...
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Samarai Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Pretty sweet, dude.
They pay you for the extra 2 feet?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Nope,that was a freebee on my part...
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Samarai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Pretty magnanimous of ya, dude..
I might have been a tad more mercenary; especially considering how right you turned out to be.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
They had already bumped up the commission once.At first they just wanted a 4' piece.I told them to go regroup and make it at least 6'wide for almost double the price.They took my advice so I didn't want to push them again...Also I'm going to try and get them to commission me to make a LARGE abstract outdoor piece (hopefully stainless steel)outside their corporate headquarters (about a mile away).I made this piece extra large and dramatic to lure them in...LOL
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Samarai Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Which is probably why you do commission work and I work for the State of Illinois.
Good thinking.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
The truth is I absolutely love my work,so THE MAKING OF THE PIECE is my greatest joy.Getting paid to do it is merely icing on the cake...
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subtronik Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Truly amazing my friend. Been waiting to see something like this from you.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Commissioned work has been scarce but it's picked up a bit lately.This one came out a little better than i anticipated,even though i didn't think it was all that creative.The clients however were stunned(in a good way).I haven't had this kind of a response for several years.There were about 25 office workers that emerged to see the piece when I first arrived at the bank and they were absolutely in awe.I just felt so sorry for there seeming lives of "quiet desperation",so lacking in anything remotely creative...
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subtronik Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
"I just felt so sorry for there seeming lives of "quiet desperation",so lacking in anything remotely creative..."

Don't sell yourself short Stephen, it's a spectacular piece, I'd be in awe in front of it too :thumbsup:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Thank you Sub,I did in fact relish the moment.It just surprised me is all...
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Beautiful!...

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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Thank you Patricia!
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