Immitation of a metal sculpture of moon and heart

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Grate Cycle

64x24x23"
Metal Assemblage
2009

$300

   
The four elements of this sculpture are a fragment of a grate, bicycle wheel, handle and bracket from a hand lawn mower, and a set of cast metal movable levers (of unknown purpose in the past). They had been in my “boneyard”waiting to be matched up, for several years.

Inverting the handle from a hand mower was the key element in bringing these disparate pieces together. This gave a sturdy support to the display of the wheel.

For accents, I used “trapping” as a joining technique. In this case, I put a 3rd (weldable metal) part through a hole in the cast levers and welded that, trapping the mystery antique machine parts.

I like the look of these levers at right angles with the orientation of the bicycle wheel, just under the bracket for the mower handle.

For a balance, and stability, I wanted a wide-spread base. I welded the handle to the grate fragment as an anchor.

Grate Cycle is a strong sculptural presence !

 
 
 

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