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Faery by theforgery Faery by theforgery
Some more photos of the Faery on Flickr :)

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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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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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