Handcrafted Stingray Sculptures- Raw steel design as coastal art
I have yet to post any close-up photo’s of my stingray sculptures. These pieces are 3d with two pieces of hand forged sheet steel welded together from one end of the tail to the other. The tails and stingers are also hand- forged from sheet steel.
About the sleek polished finish:
The finish is simple in theory but tough in execution. I rust the steel first(as I do with all of my work) to age the steel then after the piece is welded together, I spend lots of time grinding/hiding the welds and then I use a high velocity steel cup brush to remove the rust and return the piece to the raw steel colors. Immediately upon completion, I protect the piece with a thick clear poly paint. Each stingray sculpture is signed and dated on the backside. No two coastal sculptures are alike……being handcrafted without use of computerized torches and hammers, exact duplication is impossible, in a good way!
stingray sculpture detail
stingray sculptures – handcrafted coastal wall art
All sculptures posted are handcrafted by coastal art sculptor Chase Allen in his gallery/studio on Daufuskie Island, SC.
Chase Allen specializes in handcrafted sculptures used as coastal decor.