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WELDINGS

"So you want a portrait of your favorite animal...?" How about one made of 12 gauge Stainless Steel?

The making of a welding is not an automated process, despite the involvement of powerful machines and computers. I hand-draw and design every element so it will not only capture the animal's features, but also so that it can be welded discreetly from behind (or along its edges) to adjacent parts. This is a bit trickier than it looks, as it involves simultaneously concentrating in 5 or more abstractly perforated layers. Once the drawings are complete, I meticulously edit scans of them, pixel by pixel, so they can be converted into cut paths for a CNC laser that follows them exactly. When the machine shop finally hands me a box of bizarrely shaped parts, it is often with the question, "How do you know how these all fit together?"

Heh-heh...I drew the plans.

If you are interested in having a custom welding made, please go to the PRICES page on the menu for commission information.



Little Bear "LITTLE BEAR"
Stainless Steel, 2013

Special 2011 fundraising donation to
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley

31" x 23"
(79 cm x 58 cm)

Little Bear, The Dog
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Sweet Marley "SWEET MARLEY"
Stainless Steel, 2010

Special 2010 fundraising donation to
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley

20" x 26.5"
(51 cm x 67 cm)

Sweet Marley, The Dog
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Swayze Sleeping "SWAYZE SLEEPING"
Stainless Steel, 2009

Special 2009 fundraising donation to
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley

41" x 19"
(104 cm x 48 cm)

Swayze Sleeping, The Dog
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Max Berg "MAX BERG"
Stainless Steel, 2008

Special 2008 fundraising donation to
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley

20" x 30"
(51 cm x 76 cm)

Max Berg, The Dog
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SIXTEEN CATS
Stainless Steel, 2009

Ms Kara Berg commissioned and generously donated these sixteen Cat Weldings to
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where they are on permanent display.

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Pearl Charlie's Lookout Mimi Big Kahuna
Sonya Grooming Adam Betsy Egg Hockey
Kahlua Sebastian PJ Foxy
Sleeper Jasmine Looking Up Tigger With Toy Banjee Pouncing
Three Kittens Playing