Gary Caldwell has crafted distinctive, beautiful art in stainless steel for over 30 years.
He is completely self-taught, with a flair for transforming sheets of stainless steel into fanciful three-dimensional creations. He first researches his subjects for anatomical accuracy. Then, with skilled hands and 6,000 degrees of heat, he bends and shapes flat steel into a lifelike sculpture, and grinds, cuts, and/or welds to create texture on the surface. After this intricate process, he carefully heats the steel with a torch to bring out vibrant colors that include cobalt blue, burnished bronze, and coal black.
The combination of Gary's creativity and the inherent variances in his design process ensures each finished piece of art is original and unique. The beautiful colors are permanent -- little maintenance is required -- so his sculptures are appropriate for display inside a building or out in a garden.
Gary has passed his butterfly business onto his former apprentice Holly Felice. Gary still creates his signature tree of life.
These images are a representative sample of this artist's work. Please call or email to find out more about our current collection. We are happy to send images of Holly Felice's work. Her page is still in process.
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