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In my day job I was a Farm Barn Painter in Wisconsin USA for 50 years until I had a stroke and lost my sight in my left eye and also lost my balance. That put an end to climbing ladders and walking around on barn roofs.

The average barn takes about 55 gallons of paint. The paint comes in metal barrels. I saved the barrels and made all kinds of yard art, mostly flowers from 6 inches to about 4 to 5 feet across and up to 20 feet tall. I sold the little flowers at art fairs on the weekends for 20 years. 

As you can imagine these are a real pain to ship. I have made a bunch of these and they were always picked up by the purchaser and I helped load them on to their truck. There is usually a 6 to 10 foot stem that the flower is attached to. If you want to hang them on a wall I can build a special wall hanger instead of the stem. If you want to pick them up in Burlington WI you can deduct $500 per flower and I will set them on your trailer with my fork lift. This way I do not have to make a big wood crate. The flower stem is a 4"  steel tube with a swirl that makes it look organic. You put your 3" water pipe in the ground and then slide the stem over it with the flower attached. You might think this is expensive but you have to realize I only get a portion of this after the sales commission is deducted.

If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.
In my day job I was a Farm Barn Painter in Wisconsin USA for 50 years until I had a stroke and lost my sight in my left eye and also lost my balance. That put an end to climbing ladders and walking around on barn roofs.

The average barn takes about 55 gallons of paint. The paint comes in metal barrels. I saved the barrels and made all kinds of yard art, mostly flowers from 6 inches to about 4 to 5 feet across and up to 20 feet tall. I sold the little flowers at art fairs on the weekends for 20 years. 

As you can imagine these are a real pain to ship. I have made a bunch of these and they were always picked up by the purchaser and I helped load them on to their truck. There is usually a 6 to 10 foot stem that the flower is attached to. If you want to hang them on a wall I can build a special wall hanger instead of the stem. If you want to pick them up in Burlington WI you can deduct $500 per flower and I will set them on your trailer with my fork lift. This way I do not have to make a big wood crate. The flower stem is a 4"  steel tube with a swirl that makes it look organic. You put your 3" water pipe in the ground and then slide the stem over it with the flower attached. You might think this is expensive but you have to realize I only get a portion of this after the sales commission is deducted.

If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.
In my day job I was a Farm Barn Painter in Wisconsin USA for 50 years until I had a stroke and lost my sight in my left eye and also lost my balance. That put an end to climbing ladders and walking around on barn roofs.

The average barn takes about 55 gallons of paint. The paint comes in metal barrels. I saved the barrels and made all kinds of yard art, mostly flowers from 6 inches to about 4 to 5 feet across and up to 20 feet tall. I sold the little flowers at art fairs on the weekends for 20 years. 

As you can imagine these are a real pain to ship. I have made a bunch of these and they were always picked up by the purchaser and I helped load them on to their truck. There is usually a 6 to 10 foot stem that the flower is attached to. If you want to hang them on a wall I can build a special wall hanger instead of the stem. If you want to pick them up in Burlington WI you can deduct $500 per flower and I will set them on your trailer with my fork lift. This way I do not have to make a big wood crate. The flower stem is a 4"  steel tube with a swirl that makes it look organic. You put your 3" water pipe in the ground and then slide the stem over it with the flower attached. You might think this is expensive but you have to realize I only get a portion of this after the sales commission is deducted.

If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.
In my day job I was a Farm Barn Painter in Wisconsin USA for 50 years until I had a stroke and lost my sight in my left eye and also lost my balance. That put an end to climbing ladders and walking around on barn roofs.

The average barn takes about 55 gallons of paint. The paint comes in metal barrels. I saved the barrels and made all kinds of yard art, mostly flowers from 6 inches to about 4 to 5 feet across and up to 20 feet tall. I sold the little flowers at art fairs on the weekends for 20 years. 

As you can imagine these are a real pain to ship. I have made a bunch of these and they were always picked up by the purchaser and I helped load them on to their truck. There is usually a 6 to 10 foot stem that the flower is attached to. If you want to hang them on a wall I can build a special wall hanger instead of the stem. If you want to pick them up in Burlington WI you can deduct $500 per flower and I will set them on your trailer with my fork lift. This way I do not have to make a big wood crate. The flower stem is a 4"  steel tube with a swirl that makes it look organic. You put your 3" water pipe in the ground and then slide the stem over it with the flower attached. You might think this is expensive but you have to realize I only get a portion of this after the sales commission is deducted.

If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.
In my day job I was a Farm Barn Painter in Wisconsin USA for 50 years until I had a stroke and lost my sight in my left eye and also lost my balance. That put an end to climbing ladders and walking around on barn roofs.

The average barn takes about 55 gallons of paint. The paint comes in metal barrels. I saved the barrels and made all kinds of yard art, mostly flowers from 6 inches to about 4 to 5 feet across and up to 20 feet tall. I sold the little flowers at art fairs on the weekends for 20 years. 

As you can imagine these are a real pain to ship. I have made a bunch of these and they were always picked up by the purchaser and I helped load them on to their truck. There is usually a 6 to 10 foot stem that the flower is attached to. If you want to hang them on a wall I can build a special wall hanger instead of the stem. If you want to pick them up in Burlington WI you can deduct $500 per flower and I will set them on your trailer with my fork lift. This way I do not have to make a big wood crate. The flower stem is a 4"  steel tube with a swirl that makes it look organic. You put your 3" water pipe in the ground and then slide the stem over it with the flower attached. You might think this is expensive but you have to realize I only get a portion of this after the sales commission is deducted.

If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.
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Giant Metal Flowers Sculpture

Richard Arfsten

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Sculpture, Metal on Steel

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In my day job I was a Farm Barn Painter in Wisconsin USA for 50 years until I had a stroke and lost my sight in my left eye and also lost my balance. That put an end to climbing ladders and walking around on barn roofs. The average barn takes about 55 gallons of paint. The paint comes in metal barrels. I saved the barrels and made all kinds of yard art, mostly flowers from 6 inches to about 4 to 5 feet across and up to 20 feet tall. I sold the little flowers at art fairs on the weekends for 20 years. As you can imagine these are a real pain to ship. I have made a bunch of these and they were always picked up by the purchaser and I helped load them on to their truck. There is usually a 6 to 10 foot stem that the flower is attached to. If you want to hang them on a wall I can build a special wall hanger instead of the stem. If you want to pick them up in Burlington WI you can deduct $500 per flower and I will set them on your trailer with my fork lift. This way I do not have to make a big wood crate. The flower stem is a 4" steel tube with a swirl that makes it look organic. You put your 3" water pipe in the ground and then slide the stem over it with the flower attached. You might think this is expensive but you have to realize I only get a portion of this after the sales commission is deducted. If you like this piece you might like to see more. I have hundreds more in different styles and themes on this site. Enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box in the upper right to see them.

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Size:60 W x 60 H x 10 D in

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I have an ambitious approach to life ... and to art ... make something happen every day ... but most of all have fun doing it! A sculptor first, and now working in 2D, I do my best to do just that. Presented here are examples of some of my work. •• My sculpture runs the gamut from abstract, to figurative, to architectural. The materials and methods used are diverse ... from figures modeled in clay or wax, then cast in pewter or bronze ... to aluminum maquettes (produced by evaporative pattern casting) which serve as the 3D blueprints for the pieces that are enlarged and fabricated from sheet metal of all kinds. •• My 2D pieces range from abstract to figurative. You’ll find Originals done in oils or acrylic, one-of-a-kind monotypes, collages, mixed media paintings, and more ... I love working in all mediums. Some of my 2D work may be available as reproductions on this site. ••• MY FASCINATION WITH SCIENCE FICTION & MAKE BELIEVE - When I was in second grade, television was new and the hottest thing. The "Adventures of Flash Gordon" was my favorite program. There was only one kid in the neighborhood who had a TV. We, all the kids, gathered at his house for every episode. I was a huge fan of the characters. Flash was cool and my hero. Dale Arden was OK but Princess Aura was way cooler because she was naughty. Ming The Mercilous was very interesting. But Dr. Zarkov and his super duper telescope - that could see into time forwards and backwards, far and near - was the star of the show for me. The spaceship was really hoakey. You could see the wire that it was traveling on and the little puffs of smoke coming out of it were a joke, even for me. But the concept of the show was magical. Also at that time there were radio shows about space travel and aliens and monsters. I would listen to those shows with my grandfather as I sat on the floor next to the big wooden box radio so I could get the full impact of the sounds. •• These shows inspired me to draw spaceships, mostly "new and improved" versions of Flash's ship. I taped them all over my bedroom walls. At night I would travel with Flash. We would go to distant parts of the Universe and explore ancient ruins - like what I saw in National Geographic when I was not looking at the bare-breasted girls of exotic cultures. (I think artists and sculptors, are to a large part, voyeurs.) Those memories pop up in my art over and over. •• Faces also intrigue and inspire me.

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