A few days ago I talked about my father’s discovery of his artistic and creative talents. Here is a gallery of some of his recent metalwork sculptures. As you can probably tell, I’m terribly proud of him. Enjoy!
Commissioned by Nancy as a surprise for her husband Larry. By Jim Davis
Detail of woodland scene and cabin. Notice the rivets on the cabin and the antlers over the door. Commissioned by Nancy as a surprise for her husband Larry. By Jim Davis
This is the coatrack my dad made for us. I told Gary he can’t put his hats on it. Every time I look he’s sneaked another had onto it.
Detail of coat rack my dad made for us.
Commissioned piece to decorate a fireplace. By Jim Davis.
Detail of oak leaves on fireplace surround. By Jim Davis
For his friend Dick, by Jim Davis
For Dad’s friends, Dick and Rhonda.
Roses for a friend, by Jim Davis
Dad made this table for his friend Val.
Detail of shelf of table. Note how the recipent’s name, Val, is incorporated into the design of the shelf.
A commissioned piece. The man wanted a bottle tree for his wife. By Jim Davis
Detail of bottle tree. By Jim Davis
Detail of the Commissioned bottle tree by Jim Davis
Commissioned house sign, “Oak Harbor” by Jim Davis.
My dad made this sleigh for my mom for Christmas.
My dad made this for my mom for Christmas.
Belt Buckles for a friend’s young grandsons. By Jim Davis.
Before he got into metalworking, Dad created these fantasy woodworking tools. They are fabricated from pieces of discarded brass, rosewood, and ivory. They’re fully functional tools that can be used in woodworking. All are one of a kind. By Jim Davis
One of his first metal sculptures, Dad made this house sign for my brother.
Dad made this steel sculpted rooster for his sister’s friend.
Dad made this oak tree for his sister. Note the four different kinds of oak leaves, one per branch.
Read about my dad’s latest sculpture. He made me a very unique Blue Bottle Tree.