SCULPTED FROM WOOD
METAL ENCRUSTED WORKS OF ART.
Naples Metal Art is the work of Naples resident and acclaimed local artist Peter Sottong, whose work representing the artistry of the ancient Calusa Indians, including the famous Key Marco Cat, can be found in museum shops, libraries and art leagues all across Southwest Florida. www.keymarcocat.com
His larger body of hand crafted metal art includes award-winning wall sculptures including three dimensional images of egrets, ibis, snook, local fauna and other subjects. Formed from wood, each piece is clad in multiple layers of a variety of metals, finished with a protective clear guard and fitted with appropriate hangers.
A new series is now underway. Again, formed from wood, each is then clad in metal and painted with a selection of colorful high-quality indoor/ outdoor paints and, as in the metal art pieces, each is suitable for display in a pool/lanai/boat/entryway or any home or office setting.
Each piece is hand-crafted and signed by the artist, ensuring that your particular piece of Naples Metal Art is a one-of-a-kind original.
For more information or to order your own Naples Metal Art by Peter Sottong, please email: email@example.com.
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The process of creating metallic sculptures that does not involve pouring molten metal is relatively new. The techniques vary and may be referred to as “metal coating”, “bonded metal”, “cold castings” or other descriptions. These methods utilize finely ground metal powders suspended in heavy liquid resins which can be applied to the surface of sculpted images made of a variety of materials. Bronze, brass, copper, iron, pewter and silver formulas are available. They are strong, long lasting and durable. The metal coatings used by Naples Metal Art contain more metal powder than many other commercial preparations available and therefore are very hard when cured.
My sculptures are artistic renderings primarily created using wood cores. Each piece is individually hand-formed and finished, primed, then clad with multiple layers of metals, including silver, bronze, brass, copper and pewter. The pieces are finished with patinas, dyes and / or waxes or paint and sealed with a clear protective lacquer to resist moisture, marring and tarnish. Because the sculptures are hand-crafted, each piece is unique.
Although we offer a portfolio of finished wall sculptures we often are commissioned to create pieces suited to a specific wall space or design selected by the client. These renderings may be customized regarding subject matter, patina or size.