Metal Sculptures: Indoor & OutdoorMetal sculptures take many forms. Throughout history various materials have been used to create metal art sculptures: bronze, copper, silver, gold and steel, just to name a few. In recent years, many metal sculpture artists have opted to use alloys such as aluminum to create their figures and monuments because the material is lightweight, attractive, durable, resistant to rust/corrosion/patina, etc. High-quality aluminum can be used for outdoor metal sculptures in direct sunlight or just about any weather conditions, and it will maintain its' appearance and integrity.
Although Nicholas does love the inherent properties and appearance of aluminum for his metallic sculptures, he is fond of stainless steel as well and can create any of his designs in steel rather than aluminum if you have a particular reason to prefer one metal over the other.
Metal Sculpture Artist, Like None OtherYou can find metal sculptures for sale from a variety of artists, however none have the unique experience and expertise that Nicholas Yust has. With a background in both artistic design and metallurgical engineering, Nicholas has both higher education and real-world experience in art and heavy-duty metal engineering. These two skills and passions combine to make him undoubtedly one of the most talented, recognized and respected metal sculpture artists in the world.
Please note: Any of these pure metal sculptures below can be customized by size and can also be colored to any color under the sun, so if you find a metal art sculpture that you like but prefer to modify it some, please contact us for a custom price quote.
Metal Sculpture Art - Direct from Artist Nicholas Yust
Stone or Metal Sculpture BasesThe base of your metal sculpture can be customized upon request. By default they will have either a stone or a metal base, which may or may not be the exact base you see in the original product photography. Nicholas Yust's standard base sizes are 8"x8" for sculptures up to 36" tall, and 12"x12" for sculptures larger than 36" tall.
Artistic Process: How Does He Make the Sculptures?Some metal artists will use molds or casts to create their sculpture art, while others might hammer their designs. Some artists use wrought iron for a more functional-style art (or even garden/yard art,) while others use sheet metal for more decorative sculpting. Welding, hammering, bending, drilling and bolting are common practice among just about all metal sculpture techniques.
Nicholas Yust, as a more modern/abstract/contemporary style artist uses sheet metal to create his metallic sculptures. He applies decorative grind patterns and (for colored designs) semi-transparent paints to turn ordinary metal into extrodinary sculptures. The artist will then cut, trim, bend and weld the metal strips to the desired artistic shape/design, and then mount them to a carefully-selected, sturdy base to complete the modern art sculptures. Any and all of our metal sculptures for sale here will ship direct from Nicholas Yust's personal studio in Cincinnati, and will be entirely hand-crafted by the artist himself.
Metal Sculpture Art – Direct from ArtistAs we mentioned, every metal sculpture art purchased from ModernAbstractDecor.com will ship direct from the artist. We are the exclusive online representatives of the metallic sculptor Nicholas Yust, so you may direct all purchasing, tracking, customization, and information requests or questions through our Contact Page. All of the metal sculpture art created by the artist uses only the highest quality materials and the most skilled and efficient processes, resulting in unparalleled metal sculptures also worthy of the 'green art' label.