About Ian

About Ian

I am a retired United States Coast Guard officer, now a full time metal sculptor. I specialize in Americana and favor using materials from forgotten American cars, machines, etc. My designs combine color, contrast and texture to create a cohesive work. Everything I use had its own life and story before it came to me. The painted surfaces remain as found. I don’t clean or polish my materials, I incorporate the dents, scratches, dirt and rust. For me, there is nostalgia in using these fragments of forgotten old things, I relate to them from my own experiences. My work is more than what you see before you, it is also about what the parts once were. I DO NOT use Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Or Computer Assisted Design (CAD) equipment. All of my designs I draw by hand and cut using manual machines.

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