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The Machinist


This sculpture is "one of a kind", It is not from a series. It is comprised of machine tools and components along with automotive gears and parts, microscope lenses, dial gauge and micrometer. The face, is first sculpted in welded steel. Then a bronze cast is made. It is altered and finished to fit within the sculpture. The pedestal is made of constructed welded steel. A dark patina and wax finish is then applied.


Sculptures by Lewis Tardy are one-of-a-kind pieces. Primary materials used are vintage, antique, scrap, re-purposed or discarded in nature. Corroded, blemished or oxidized metal provide texture, color and character that are sought after and intentional elements incorporated in my work. Natural patina’s and flaws are also noticed and creatively accepted in the final result. New, manufactured finishes and perfection should not be expected in this work.

The Machinist

  • 62" tall x 12"x12" floor footprint . 105 Lbs

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