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'Paris Metro' Arbour

...Is a special display piece I created specifically for the garden presentation by Adam Gracey at Canada Blooms. This is a large piece, consisting of two matched modules. Each module is made up of two panels, each  three and a half feet wide and about six and half tall. These are linked by a set of arches to a width of five feet.

Two panels of the arbour are now set up as an area divider at Styll at 5 Mill Street (just by the bridge) in Elora Ontario. 
It forms  pat of their wonderful art garden along the bank of the river. ('Celts at the Gate' is also featured there.)

For more details on the creation of Paris Metro go HERE

Paris Metro plan

Original rough layout
Paris Metro arbor

As displayed at Canada Blooms
Paris Metro panels

As displayed at Styll

Autumn Grass
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"Autumn Grass Arbour"
Winter 2004
This item available! Interested?

This highly forged piece was intended to act as wall mounted arbour to support roses or other flowering plants. It features the use of the 'feather' technique - aggressively forged angle into the central plant shapes. The base colour is a dark brown, with decorative paint in white and yellow highlighting the leaves. The total height of this piece is about 1.65 m (5 ft 6 inches).

The asking price for 'Autumn Grass Arbour' is $1500

Price includes: Delivery within Southern Ontario, 30 minutes installation time.

Yates Box
Yates House
Yates House Window Boxes
Spring 2003

Yates House is located in Mono Centre. It is a charming early 1800's clapboard, with a lot of the original wood trim and character lovingly restored. The owner maintains a medical practice from home, and wanted the new window boxes to fit in with the existing sign hanger and both a Celtic feel and the overall look of the house. The two large window box frames (shown just after installation) use sweeping spirals and tendrils that run up the window frames.
This is the Originallayout and one alternate design for the project.

Sun DIsk
Starlight 2


'Sun Disk'
'Starlight 2'

Garden Borders (Summer 2002) Was a set of related pieces based on a single concept. Imagine a decorative border 'fence', where the emphasis of the art work was on the individual uprights. Each 'post' would be linked with simple straight rods, allowing for more elaborate forgings and designs, and stands about three feet high. I created three different prototypes. The link sections span about four feet, keeping the total cost down. The posts could be used individually, as a single design repeated, or even as a series of different patterns.

The first upright, 'Nouveau', uses heavy angle iron. It has been variously folded, flattened and curved, or cut and drawn to tendrils. Decorative paint, with a red interior faded to a black exterior highlights the shapes

The second, 'Starlight' uses square tube as the core. To this has been added leaves and tendrils. Decorative paint in shades of blue emphasizes the contours. The whole is topped with a solar powered lamp.

The last prototype, 'Sun Disk', features a heavy glass disk set into a frame of forged channel stock.

Also seen here is a related stand alone piece 'Starlight 2'. Again the forged upright is capped with a solar powered lamp. The upright is formed of heavy tube with attached tendril work. (Ideal as a marker lamp at the edge of a driveway!)

Garden Spears

'Garden Spears' (Winter 2001) is the first piece I did based on the 'trapped ball' technique. Steel tube has been cut and then each section forged to long fingers. These are then splayed and formed around a naturally rounded stone. The individual tubes are filled on to a stone slab base. This piece now decorates a garden in a private home in Peterborough. (See also 'The Beaches of Goderich' fountain, which uses the same technique.)

Lilly Arbour

'Lilly Arbour' (Spring 2000) is another piece based on the techniques and rough concept seen on the 'Lilly Gate' seen above. Here a similar form of tubes with spread and formed lily shapes is combined to make a wall arbour or trellis. The completed work is about two feet wide and about five high. I also continued to experiment with simple decorative paint, here colouring in interior of the lilies white , deepening to a red - orange. This piece was constructed as a prototype / display piece for my presentation at the Toronto International Home and Garden Show. It now is installed at a private home in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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