Flying Anvil Designs

Sculptural Vessels














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This is my water series.  It addresses the vessel form.  They are sculptural vessels.  The inspiration comes from the distant shores of my youth, which is the root of the strong influence of nature in my work, water, the sand on the beach, the serendipity of the shoreline and found objects such as beach glass that I incorporate in my work.  I want to create a sense of movement with the vessels.  Each piece is like a landscape where things emerge and submerge creating active movement with spaces to explore, inviting the viewer on a visual exploration.
 
The metals I use are sterling silver, fine silver, copper and brass.  The vessels are raised, hammer textured with the edges thickened and thinned.  Each sculptural vessel is unique.  Each vessel tells a story.  I incorporate other elements to complete the piece such as extensions of formed metal or a glass shard, a treasure discovered on the beach, that has been tumbled and polished by sand and wave action.
 
Each sculptural vessel is unique and takes you on a visual journey.  Become a beachcomber with me, among these sensual forms.

Retail prices for the pieces shown range from $600-$2200.  Contact me for availability and pricing.




























Reservoir, sculptural vessel
Copper & brass
20" x 12" x 8" 
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Inner Allegro, sculptural vessel
17" x 11" x 7 1/2"  Sold 
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Shorline Rhapsody
Brass & sterling
12" x 12" x 8" 
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Surf Sonata, sculptrual vessel
Copper
22" x 18" x 9" 
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Iridescent Shoreline, sculptural vessel
Sterling, glass shards
6" x 6" x 4"  
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Reflection, vessel
Fine silver & glass shard
4" x 4" x 4"  Sold
reflection.jpg
Inner Layers, sculptural vessel
Copper
8" x 6" x 4" 
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Photography by: Joe Mendoza




























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