The perfect lotus emerges from the muddy murky depths which are also surprisingly beautiful. As the natural flower also decays, this steel flower will eventually rust and change. The use of discarded old barrel hoops to hold the piece is part of my desire to reuse metal crafted objects with deep respect for the people who originally made them.
The flower was originally cut from steel plate and then shaped in a forge, finished with vitreous enamel. The pond is fabricated from thickened glass painted with vitreous enamel with LED lighting. The steel pot is fabricated from wine barrel hoops treated to reduce corrosion
|680 wide x 350cm high. Ideally it should be located on a sheltered covered deck or inside.|