Monday, February 25, 2013

On the Road Again

It's been a busy last four months with creating new work for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It's great to see everyone excited about our new work. I've been working on adding vintage pieces inspired by the 1950's and 1960's googie architecture and science fiction. The rocket ship below was pretty standard for many "B" rated science fiction movies like the "Man in Space".

It's about four feet tall and 18 inches across at the base. There's 14 lights including an amber one between the flames, and a red light is in the nose. The remaining white lights outline the rockets sides.

Every good 1950's astronaut deserves to have a good martini after a long space flight. This glass is also created from steel and is approximately 36 inches tall and 16 inches at it's widest point, and is about 2 1/2 inches deep. Note the distressing effect where I take new steel and give it that vintage look.

This peace sign took an incredible amount of time to create. It's made from over 50 pieces of recycled steel strips and is about 2 1/2 inches deep and 24 inches in diameter. It's also available with lights installed.

The year is just getting started and we'll be at a number of shows throughout the northwest this year. Our next show is on the Oregon State University Mom's weekend art show on May 4th. It will be a few months until everything shakes out, but visit our Clifton Metal Works Facebook page for the latest updates.