Lou Michaels, Artist
My present work is a result of several disciplines I garnered over a 30 year span which includes sculpting, welding, fabrication and conceptual design. I have incorporated all my skills into this work and its unique presentation. It has been a very gratifying and rewarding experience.
The process begins with vintage madcap images. The representational figures are sculpted in clay to juxtapose with the image in the picture. The figures are cast using a process called cold cast bronze. The aluminum I-beam is cut, bent and welded and then powder coated in a special oven at 400 degrees. Lastly, the three pieces are assembled and presented to offer the viewer a three dimensional retrospect into history.