Welded steel-wingspan 5 ft.
The coloration was accomplished with torch in one hand and spray bottle of water in the other,heating and quenching in a trial and error manner until the appropriate pattern and colors were achieved. Then a coat of lacquer to "fix" the colors. They fade over time anyway but the lacquer slows the process considerably.
This was a site specific commission meant to be a guardian figure over an archway at the top of wide stairs entering a large house...
I have used this sculpture in a fantasy photo manipulation:[link]