Art & Stainless Steel: A Global Fascination
In last week's edition of the BS Stainless blog, we looked at the work of two artists who use stainless steel wire as a versatile medium to create beautiful pieces of sculpture. Stainless steel is becoming more and more widespread as an art material, appreciated by artists for the way the it combines strength and robustness with delicacy and ductility.
Here we look at some stainless steel art from around the world:
Bringing a touch of calm, abstract beauty to Mexico's busy Credi-Nissan Corporate Offices, Torbellino was conceived and created by artist Yvonne Domenge. Stainless steel has been delicately shaped to resemble a ribbon rising from a cube of light, reaching a towering 7 metres in height and producing a breathtaking visual effect.
Located on a major highway close to Pudong International Airport, where it welcomes arriving visitors, is landmark structure Sundial. The sculpture, which is made from tubes and sheets of 316 Grade stainless steel, stands in a massive traffic circle that has been beautified with green lawns planted with an array of colorful flowers.
Pole Vaulters, Australia
Sculptor Benjamin Gilbert was commissioned to create this triptych in celebration of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Representing a pole vaulter in three different stages of a jump, the 6-metre-tall sculptures have a real sense of movement, showing just how dynamic stainless steel can be. Gilbert has been using stainless steel as an artistic medium for over a decade, believing it to be extremely versatile, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Stainless steel is the material of choice for so many different applications that it's hard to imagine a life without the miracle metal! Find out more about why stainless steel is so useful here on the BS Stainless website.