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This is the side view of a life-sized faery sculpture. She has been created using a combination of mild steel rod and sheet steel forged into shape. Underneath the skin and clothes is a metal framework, a little like a skeleton. Steel rod was also used to make tendons to create a natural effect on the sheet steel skin.
She was built up piece by piece and welded together using a mig welder; she has not been cast.

We've named her Titania after the character in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull'd in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell'd skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in

You'll be able to see her for real at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July 2009.
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Given 2009-08-04
Faery by ~theforgery. Eagerly suggested by many people, this metal faery sculpture was not cast, but forged and welded together with a mig welder. It was on display last month at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. ( Suggested by cl2007 and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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Metal-Sculpture Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow just awesome
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Ivanngogh Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Beautiful work congratulations.
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Arichy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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ekelner Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is awesome!! I love the negative space in the wings
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theforgery Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thankyou for your kind words
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poison-amaranth Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is impossible. You created this? This is absolutely stunning! I'm truly impressed, I wish I could go see this in real life some day! My goodness, brava! :iconiloveitplz:
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galloise Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   Photographer
Adorable !
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creathers Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Amazing work, I thought I made some crazy things, but by comparison my creations look absolutely silly...
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sinestromaster Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Wow, such a masterpiece! Really awesome :)
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adorety Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great faerie. You do amazing work.
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iEatshineythings Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
She's really beautiful!
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MHodges Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Very beautiful piece! I love the combination of forge work with the welded pieces. There are so many lovely details in this piece. I think the expression on her face really makes the piece sing.
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misskitten66 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is breathtakingly beautiful !!!
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! She is so beautiful!!! I just LOVE her wings! This is definitely one of the most stunning pieces of metalworking I have ever seen!
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
lovely! I love the hair and the clothing, I thought it may have been cast, but can see now that it's not.
Amazing.
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Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
wow.....it really is magical ♥
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gaffanon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
excellent work
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shanti1971 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work .
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littlemissredeyes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
wow great work
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theforgery Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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littlemissredeyes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
your welcome
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hilarydougill Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Fantastic piece of craftsmanship, beautifully rendered, and great photograph of it too.
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theforgery Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, the photographer will be pleased to hear that :)
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xitsveronikiox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
whoah you made this sculpture! its beautiful. my art teacher would marvel at this right now, shes a sucker for that type of art.
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theforgery Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Cool....Thanks :dance:
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AkuRoku1308 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
wow! i love the wings! and her hair flows beautifully around her face!
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ink-work Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Wow, this is awe-inspiring. It is just simply amazing.
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theforgery Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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ink-work Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Your welcome. It really did look amazing.
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Selene344 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
lovr hair and wings
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theforgery Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Selene344 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
hehe- its the truth peeps
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SukieMonsoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Simply beautiful. Love the wings...they look so fragile :)
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theforgery Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you. The wings are mostly made up of 6mm steel rod; they're pretty tough really. I'm glad they give the impression of being fragile though ;)
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dora-isabellle21 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
amazing. i particularly love the shape of her face and her hair(and the wings of course). i could stare at her for hours
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Maylar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
It looks so fragile...like the next wind take it away. And yet, I'm aware it isn't so...
All in all, very beautiful, very impressive work...I truly love it :)
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FaerieMajikk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   Traditional Artist
i have no idea what to say, this is just OMFG gorgeous!!!!!
I want her in my backyard!!!! lol
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theforgery Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much.

You have great taste in music....Nick Drake is amazing :)
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AngelaBermudez Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
amazing! *-*
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Steelspike Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Stunning piece, realy well done, beautiful detailing. Have you used a finish, or is it left to rust?
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theforgery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thank you. She's been varnished and then waxoyled. She'll need to be treated with the wax at least once a year.
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angelblack3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Writer
She's beautiful.
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Leoma-silfren Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
wow, exquisite.
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Coronaholic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
what do you have keeping it on the trunk there?
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theforgery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
There are two pieces of 16mm rod on the soles of her feet going into the trunk. She balances pretty well like that.
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VocoLetum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Absolutely lovely!

How many of you worked on this?
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theforgery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
There were 2 people working on this but mostly it was the work of one person.
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Superior05 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
OMG *faints*. Very Impressive
i just Love it
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theforgery Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   Artisan Crafter
:D
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Ligeia007 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Her wings are mortal! I hope not crush with her...
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