About

Metal artist:

Rob Satterwhite

Raw metal transforms as I bring out the simple beauty and inherent strength of the metal through my outdoor garden and patio sculptures. The detailed journey from rusty, crude material, involves many steps like cleaning, grinding, burning, cutting, and polishing. Tools like a plasma cutter and chemicals like muriatic acid are just part of my world. The final design is always in mind, but may not come into play for days or even weeks into the process. I’ve always been a hands-on guy. So working with large metal sculptures is a wonderfult outlet for my creativity. And these strong, heavy pieces that feel “rooted” to the earth, allow me to incorporate natural themes and breathe life into the polished and lustrous hard surface of the metal.

Form

There are many ways to work with metal, but I’ve chosen several forms that allow me to transform the rusty raw metal into an entirely new piece. One of my passions is taking metal panels [photo at right] and creating designs in them for homes, garden, and commercial applications (like the entrance to a building, or a common area). Another creative outlet is re-forming raw metal tubes into beautiful towers, some of which are water bubblers, or have fire elements, or are lighted from within. Check out the products page for more details.

Finish

It may sound old-fashioned, but I make art that I would want to keep myself. I pay attention to detail, do the research, put in the time, finish with several clear coats to provide durability outdoors, and much more. All of this takes a lot of extra time. Hard work mixed with magic. And I think it’s worth it.
© 2020 All images copyright protected. Please do not use without express permission of the artist.
Metal FIRE WATER

About

Metal artist:

Rob Satterwhite

Raw metal transforms as I bring out the simple beauty and inherent strength of the metal through my outdoor garden and patio sculptures. The detailed journey from rusty, crude material, involves many steps like cleaning, grinding, burning, cutting, and polishing. Tools like a plasma cutter and chemicals like muriatic acid are just part of my world. The final design is always in mind, but may not come into play for days or even weeks into the process. I’ve always been a hands-on guy. So working with large metal sculptures is a wonderfult outlet for my creativity. And these strong, heavy pieces that feel “rooted” to the earth, allow me to incorporate natural themes and breathe life into the polished and lustrous hard surface of the metal.

Form

There are many ways to work with metal, but I’ve chosen several forms that allow me to transform the rusty raw metal into an entirely new piece. One of my passions is taking metal panels [photo at right] and creating designs in them for homes, garden, and commercial applications (like the entrance to a building, or a common area). Another creative outlet is re-forming raw metal tubes into beautiful towers, some of which are water bubblers, or have fire elements, or are lighted from within. Check out the products page for more details.

Finish

It may sound old-fashioned, but I make art that I would want to keep myself. I pay attention to detail, do the research, put in the time, finish with several clear coats to provide durability outdoors, and much more. All of this takes a lot of extra time. Hard work mixed with magic. And I think it’s worth it.
© 2020 All images copyright protected. Please do not use without express permission of the artist.
Metal FIRE WATER