24" Wide x 22" Tall x 15" Deep
This 24” orchid flower is a handmade wall hanging metal sculpture that is created entirely from stainless steel. This bloom is based of of the Phaleonopsis orchid flower which I have always found to be incredibly beautiful. The bilateral symmetry is quite intriguing and the delicate complexity mixed with vibrant colors is stunning to me. I made an 11 inch version a little while back and it was fun to redesign the phaleonopsis to be larger because it required a keen eye to intricacy as the larger size requires more detail and precision in order for it to read properly.
This orchid was a unique challenge as I colored the entire flower blue with a heat patina then I had to come back with my little pencil grinder and hand grind out little dots and splotches. I decided to leave a blue rim to root the piece as a whole and allow it to feel more balanced. After grinding was complete something wasn’t quite right. The delineation was too evident so I came back and lightly colored the line between the blue edge and white which really helped blend the piece together and created a very satisfying effect!
This sculpture is completely safe to be kept outdoors!