More Stainless Steel Artwork in the News
If you're a regular reader of the BS Stainless blog (please subscribe to our newsletter if you're not!), then you'll recall that a number of our recent blog articles have focused on artworks made using stainless steel. The metal is becoming more and more widespread as an artistic material, showcasing its exceptional versatility. In this edition of our blog, we look at two new stainless steel artworks that have recently been unveiled.
For the past seven years, artworks by sculptor Doug Cox have been prominent features in the annual Sculpture Walk event in Springfield, Missouri. Cox is a professional welder and uses stainless steel scrap to create his sculptures, which receive critical acclaim. One of the main reasons he chooses stainless steel is the fact that it is so resistant to corrosion, a quality which makes it ideal for outdoor use.
Cox has two sculptures currently on display. The first, with the quirky title of 'Mick the Frog Takes a Holiday', depicts a 13ft tall frog that is decorated with the iconic tongue-and-lips logo of the Rolling Stones. The other piece, entitled 'What’s So Funny Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?', comprises a heart, a peace symbol and a pair of rabbits!
Stuart Robinson from Lancaster is an RAF veteran who lost both of his legs as the result of an IED explosion in Afghanistan, where he was on tour. An ambassador for the RAF Benevolent Fund and winner of several medals in the Paralympics, Robinson has worked with his son to create a stunning sculpture that will be unveiled as part of a garden display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.
The sculpture depicts the image of a young boy holding a mug of tea and staring up into the sky. Constructed using 1,200 layers of laser-cut stainless steel, the sculpture is surrounded by a curving dry-stone wall that will allow viewers to sit and admire it, reflecting on the services and sacrifices made by RAF personnel in defence of the UK.
BS Stainless has supplied stainless steel to a number of artists including Candice Bees and Robin Wight. Both artists have used our stainless steel wire to create stunning sculptures: Bees creates life-size depictions of animals while Wight uses the material to create fantasy figures, especially fairies.
These new sculptures once again display the remarkable versatility of stainless steel, which is used for countless applications all over the world. To find out more about stainless steel and its applications, please browse our website.