Sondra Gerber's first sculpture installation at Nebraska Crossing was a fisherman, fly fishing for trout. It was created with multiple layers of aluminum, textured here in the studio and accented with fused glass. To watch a video of our process, click the link to go to Sondra's Metal Petal facebook page.
The months-long process starts with Sondra exchanging ideas with the client, providing sketches and renderings. Next, files are sent to a metal cutter to cut the aluminum. One layer of the fisherman required sandblasting to provide dimension and contrast. The two-sided figure was intricately hand ground in the Metal Petal Art shop. Fused glass elements also created in the shop, include the "N" for the ball cap, cattails, and a rainbow trout.
Sondra chooses to work with aluminum because it is lightweight, showcases pattern and dimension extraordinarily well, and it practically glows in reflected light.
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