Finally! The tornado stands on its own!

The tornado stands!!! I found a couple items that one of the other artists, Jason Kim, had used as welding practice which seemed likely to become part of a base for this sculpture. I asked him if I might incorporate the practice pieces into my sculpture and he said I could, so I went back to the welder and fused the two hunks of metal to my growing sculpture. Judge for yourself if you think they are effective. I am mostly happy the piece can now stand on its own! Of course, I will be making it available for purchase, once I put some finishing touches on it.

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Base made of rectangular steel pipes, MIG welded together with round steel rods.

The closeup doesn’t really give a good idea of how the entire structure feels. I took some other photos of the sculpture in the studio, so you can see how the entire object looks. More photos are to come…

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Sheet metal and steel rods, MIG welded together