Various outdoor art … here.  Garden art, yard art, whatever art.  I learned to make things that will survive outside: they wont fall apart, wont rust, never need watering or ironing.

I started with metal flowers, then moved on to dragonflies, then started putting dragonflies on top of other structures.

Then started making whatever I wanted to (hint: that’s part of what’s so cool about being an artist … so many Rules To Be Broken)

DRAGONFLIES

Why dragonflies?  Why dragonfly sculptures? Dragonflies are a symbol of metamorphosis; they are born in water and then move into the air. They also change color as they mature.  When I started to be serious as an artist (LOL), the metaphor was appealing. I had visions of dragonfly sculptures – much as I build them now – for years, long before I knew how to weld, sculpt or fuse glass.  It took some time – and about a dozen tries – to achieve something close to my vision.  You can see the progression from Dragonfly Numero Uno to the most recent (they are shown chronologically, most recent first in the gallery below)

IN THE GARDEN

More art for the Outdoors.  Lots of flowers since that is what I started with to learn how to weld.  And paint.  And create a bunch of tripe that didn’t make it to the website!