MarkNollMetalArt

Nature and Guitar Art Using Salvaged Metals

Corvallis, Oregon
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Announcement    *Salvaged-metal guitar sculptures, playable art guitars, and guitar furniture *Salvaged-metal sea creatures, birds and animals
*Pacific Northwest Coast tribal-inspired metal designs

*Visit my Nature Art Studios Facebook page www.facebook.com/NatureArtStudios/ and Art Guitars Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ArtGuitarsStudio/ for more work examples

*Visit my website www.NatureArtStudios.com to see more creations and learn more about how they are made.

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Last updated on Oct 23, 2021

*Salvaged-metal guitar sculptures, playable art guitars, and guitar furniture *Salvaged-metal sea creatures, birds and animals
*Pacific Northwest Coast tribal-inspired metal designs

*Visit my Nature Art Studios Facebook page www.facebook.com/NatureArtStudios/ and Art Guitars Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ArtGuitarsStudio/ for more work examples

*Visit my website www.NatureArtStudios.com to see more creations and learn more about how they are made.

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About MarkNollMetalArt

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Hand-hammered nature and guitar sculptures from scrap copper, brass, and aluminum

Artist Profile

Mark Noll from Mark Noll Metal Art has been creating this metal art for twelve years and loves to experiment with different designs, tools, and patina finishes. In that time, the fish, marine mammal, bird, dragonfly, butterfly, and guitar pieces have made their way to patrons all over the country and around the world. Cooly, his most famous patron is the legendary rock guitarist Slash. His wife Perla gave him a Les Paul guitar sculpture for their tenth anniversary, and it hangs in his home studio.

Artistic Process

Your metal nature sculpture is made from a sheet of solid copper, brass or aluminum. The metal is repurposed, usually found at a scrap metal yard. Sometimes, I use naturally-aged pieces of copper or brass that were tucked away in a corner somewhere for many years.

First, I draw the rough shape on the metal and cut it out with aviation snips. Chisels, punches, hammers, and mallets bring the form to life. After polishing the surface with ultra-fine steel wool, I etch it with a patina solution or wipe on an antiquing wax.

Finally, the piece is brushed with a clear coat to preserve the colors and finish, and a glass taxidermy eye is added on some pieces. I’m self-taught and use a blend of tools from traditional metalworking, auto body work, and woodworking.

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    I've been creating this metal art for twelve years and love to experiment with different designs, tools, and patina finishes. In that time, the fish, marine mammal, bird, dragonfly, butterfly, and guitar pieces have made their way around the world.

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Last updated on May 9, 2016

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