Hot off the press, here is my recycled metal art damselfly, I have designed this to anchor into a rock, so it can be displayed in someone's pond. Stone Lane Gardens will be exhibiting artwork from local artists till the end of October 2020.
This photo does not convey the size of this sculpture, it is fairly large. Roughly 50cm in length, it is made from an assortment of recycled metal. The 'piece de resistance', however is some special Italian 'new' stainless steel, which I have used to create the green wings. I love the way it changes colour from different angles and gives a kick of colour. I am very happy with it.
This idea had evolved from the 'big green dragonfly', I have had the idea of a damselfly resting on a twig in my head for some time, but it wasn't until the other day that it came off. I was going to create another dragonfly, however I thought the body just didn't seem right for a dragonfly, and suited a damselfly. I looked around for something to form it's tail and found the perfect tube of stainless steel, a tent pole or something like that. This is something I'd selected along time ago, from one of my charity shop foragings. I'm so glad I collected it, like so many other pieces of scrap, sometimes they come in very handy.