Exclusive 'Black Label' Line by Nicholas Yust


"I wish I could make these all day, every day..." - Nicholas Yust

Black Label Collection: One-of-a-Kind Exclusive Metal Wall Art
Unlike most of the artwork you will find in Nicholas' other galleries on our website, each of the pieces you see in this gallery are 100% custom. These designs represent the absolute pinnacle of the metal art world - the "Black Label" line by Nicholas Yust is made up of only the finest materials with a spectrum of his most advanced and intense grinding, coloring, and finishing techniques. Nicholas could not effectively duplicate these designs, even a commissioned recreation would result in a completely unique piece of original art. Why, you might ask? Here it is in his own words: Exclusive One-of-a-Kind Metal Art

"There is a significant amount of input time required for these compared to most of my other work. Each piece has numerous layers of grinds and hand-mixed acrylic paints. The textures and patterns you see within the color are created through chemical reactions, some of which have also been carefully torched to burn and scorch the acrylic and the metal. I also have a special mix of micaceous iron oxide that is integrated with the initial layers of UV clear coat to create subtle, minute sparkles in the finish."
Nicholas Yust, Artist


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Spectro : Contemporary Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
Price: $1,260.00
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Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0146M -

    Spectro is a wild abstract metal art piece, hand ground and hand painted by Nicholas Yust in Cincinnati, Ohio. The colorful rainbow hues of gold, pink, violet, blue and green flow together in an energetic explosion. This metal masterpiece features a ground/etched artistic pattern in the surface of the metal, behind semi-transparent acrylic paints that allow the grind patterns to shine through the colors. Nicholas has added a darkened vignette effect around the edges to corral the busy design....

    I Am the Highway - Blue & Violet Abstract Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
    Price: $3,320.00
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    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0155M -

      I Am The Highway is yet another exciting piece in the latest 'Black Label' collection by Nicholas Yust. The metallic surface has an visual explosion of grinds and colors, creating a scene reminiscent of a colorful fireworks display. The crisp blue and purple acrylics are even trimmed with a black vignette that adds to that impression, as though the colors and patterns were bursting forth through a dark night's sky. The artwork has a high gloss automotive clear coat finish to really make the...

      AUTUMN AURA : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
      Price: $3,800.00
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      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0773M -

        Autumn Aura by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal landscape wall sculpture with a great winter tree and Fall season landscape scene etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The gold, burnt orange and green hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created when...

        FEATHERING : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
        Price: $4,400.00
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        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0772M -

          Feathering by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with a series of spectacular lens-shaped grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal with a variety of patterns and textures, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The tropical blue, teal and beige hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A...

          CHARRED : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
          Price: $3,600.00
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          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0771M -

            Charred by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with a very organic grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The urban grey, earthy brown and charcoal hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created when light passes through the...

            TWIST OF FATE : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
            Price: $2,200.00
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            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0770M -

              Twist of Fate by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with a brilliant layering of broad, waving and twisting grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The blue, teal, violet and gray hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created...

              GATHERING PARTICLES : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
              Price: $4,600.00
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              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0769M -

                Gathering Particles by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with an exciting combination of smoothly swirling and energetically eratic grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The blue, turquoise and beige hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A...

                COSMIC ENCOUNTER : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                Price: $4,600.00
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                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0768M -

                  Cosmic Encounter by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with an interacting pair of swirling grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The burnt red, orange, violet and blue hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created when light...

                  THE TREK : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                  Price: $4,800.00
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                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0767M -

                    The Trek by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with a series of wavy, linear grind patterns etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The earthy green, beige and blue hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created when light passes through the...

                    CARIBE CREST : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                    Price: $3,200.00
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                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0766M -

                      Caribe Crest by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with a gorgeous, curling, wave crest grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The aqua blue and turquoise hues with the dark edges and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created when light passes through...

                      ICE CRYSTALS : Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                      Price: $2,800.00
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                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0765M -

                        Ice Crystals by Nicholas Yust is a stunning hand-crafted and hand-painted metal wall sculpture with a layered, criss-crossing, angular grind pattern etched into the surface of the metal, creating a spectacular dimensional effect that really draws the viewer in. The crisp blue and turquoise hues behind blackened brushstrokes and glossy clear coat come together for a fascinating display, truly creating the 'Wow Factor' conversation piece on your wall. A holographic effect is created when light...

                        A MILLION MILES | Red Swirl Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                        Price: $3,320.00
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                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0154M -

                          A Million Miles is a gorgeous 'Black Label' style piece in this collection by Nicholas Yust. The dark black vignette around the edges frames a brilliant display of warm, summery colors and a swirling wave of grind patterns. The scene flows together with the right combination of warm comfort and brilliant excitement. The swirling pattern carries your eyes effortlessly across the surface, making this an instant eye-catcher and conversation piece in a contemporary space. The surface is treated...

                          FRACTURED | Ripped Metal Black Label Art by Nicholas Yust
                          Price: $6,480.00
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                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0152M -

                            Fracture is another addition to Nicholas Yust's highly-acclaimed 'Fire Within' series. It features an aluminum front panel that has been plasma cut in a long, narrow channel to reveal a separate layer of ground and painted aluminum behind it. It gives the impression that the metal has been torn in two, or fractured like a crack in the Earth's crust. The surface of the aluminum has also been scarred, colored, and treated with industrial style finishes to give it a very edgy, urban appeal. This...

                            BENEATH THE SURFACE | Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust BENEATH THE SURFACE, High End Metal Art, Nicholas Yust
                            Price: $3,890.00
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                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0130M -

                              This is a powerful steel and copper metal art piece by urban art specialist, Nicholas Yust. Similar in style to his 'Fire Within' series, this is a dual-layered design with a ground copper back panel and a plasma-cut steel front panel with a charcoal colored, industrial treatment on the surface for striking contrast between the two metals.

                              WHIRLPOOL - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                              Price: $1,740.00
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                              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0755M -

                                Textured stainless steel with transparent acrylic paint. This artwork hangs horizontal or vertical.

                                THERMAL EQUILIBRIUM - Metal Landscape Art by Nicholas Yust
                                Price: $3,900.00
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                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0727M -

                                  Depicts natures energy imbalances and their many forms, all of which are multi-faceted but ultimately seek equilibrium Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                  THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                  Price: $2,800.00
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                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0725M -

                                    Visualization of flow through cold and warm, struggle and ease; the beauty of life's pathways. Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                    SPECTRAL CORROSION - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                    Price: $5,800.00
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                                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0695M -

                                      Emphasizing the mysterious reactions of nature and their relation to human mood. Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                      SEASONAL PLANES - Layered Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                      Price: $1,940.00
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                                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0669M -

                                        Seasonal Planes is a multi layered organic abstract wall scuplture. This design incorporates heavy decorative grinding with the use of vibrant transparent acrylic paints. A great selection of colors for any season.

                                        PROTONS & ELECTRONS - Hand-Ground Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                        Price: $8,780.00
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                                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0650M -

                                          Abstract grind pattern on stainless steel. Huge metal panels with very unique designs, featuring a wide variety of textures and grind patterns. This is an excellent representation of the variety of grind and textures Nicholas is able to achieve. He creates these abstract designs with such fluidity and balance - it is easy to forget that these elegant lines and curves are created using high-powered industrial equipment! See a time-lapse video here of this piece being made: http://youtu.be/T60BW6...

                                          NIGHT FALL - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                          Price: $6,700.00
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                                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0627M -

                                            An abstract/urban design incorporating rich tones of blackened red a hints of burnt orange, as semi-transparent acrylics on aluminum. The design features an emotional display of towering grind patterns marked with criss-crossing slashes and watery reflections.

                                            OCEAN WARMTH - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                            Price: $2,200.00
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                                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0632M -

                                              A tall, lovely design incorporating earthy colored transparent acrylics over a creative grind pattern on aluminum.

                                              LIFE AND THE INFLUX OF LOVE - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                              Price: $4,880.00
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                                              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0612M -

                                                Depicts the abstract organic influx of love, health, happiness and excitement of natures creation. The display is cut into panels in a unique layout. Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                                HYPER EXPANSION - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                Price: $5,860.00
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                                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0580M -

                                                  A look into perspectives in nature and the comparison of the human emotion of success and failure to implosion and explosion. Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                                  GALVANIC INTERACTIONS - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                  Price: $5,200.00
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                                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0566M -

                                                    The focus of organic reactions. Whether chemical, physical or emotional, reactions are layered with variations of energy, boundaries and direction. Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                                    ENIGMA : Abstract Gold Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                    Price: $5,820.00
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                                                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0132M -

                                                      Hand plasma cut, ground and hand painted with transparent gold acrylic and uv clear coat

                                                      CONVERGING TIDES - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                      Price: $6,840.00
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                                                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0507M -

                                                        The organic nature of flowing currents and the magnificent result of interaction. Created using the reaction of chemicals with acrylic and the application of fire to permanently scorch the paints and metal. The surface is coated with UV resistant clear coat that casts a gentle sparkle from the suspension of minute iron oxide particles

                                                        FOLLOW ME - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                        Price: $2,800.00
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                                                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0556M -

                                                          Nicholas pulled out all the stops for his "Follow Me" piece. It incorporates a huge variety of grind patterns that come together to make a beautiful scene that works both horizontally and vertically. The circular disc-shaped grind pattern is the latest of his signature specialty, and it is colored with creative turquoise drops on an orange/yellow background. The sweeping patterns are layered with various textures to create almost geological impressions, and the corroded/emulsified...

                                                          OCEAN MIST - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                          Price: $3,200.00
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                                                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0631M -

                                                            "Ocean Mist" is a crisp, cool design featuring undeniably aquatic elements behind a flawless glossy clear coat. The gentle grind patterns seem to float on their own accord, like seaweed in a tropical ocean. The gorgeous turquoise colors with just the right amount of darkening around the edges create the impression of an illuminated window peering into an underwater landscape. Nicholas Yust uses corroded/emulsified acrylic paints to bring this piece to life, and their semi-transparent...

                                                            ITALIANO - Black Label Steel Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                            Price: $4,200.00
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                                                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0601M -

                                                              The "Italiano" piece is a seemingly random pattern that has much more artistic implications than what can be seen in photographs. Nicholas balances layer upon layer of looping, squiggling grind patterns at various angles and with multiple textures. Each layer requires an element of geometric attention for balance as well as angular attention to ensure the desired 3-dimensional effect is achieved. When the viewer sees thie piece on the wall with appropriate lighting, the not-so-random...

                                                              THE FIRE WITHIN V2 - Industrial Artwork by Nicholas Yust
                                                              Price: $5,180.00
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                                                              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0723M -

                                                                Nicholas recently came up with the concept for "The Fire Within" after some uniquely torn paper on a contrasting background caught his eye. He took the inspiration to the studio and brought the effect to life in an utterly spectacular way. The pure copper back panel features a wavy, vertical grind pattern that creates an impossible perception of rippled texture. It is patiently torch-colored at precise temperatures to create gorgeous burnt reds, oranges, purples, and blues in a...

                                                                HEART STRINGS - Black Label Steel Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                Price: $2,920.00
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                                                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0577M -

                                                                  Like "The Fire Within" Nicholas came up with this concept after some uniquely torn paper on a contrasting background caught his eye. He took that simple inspiration and turned it into an explosive, eye-catching masterpiece. The front panel is a decoratively ground stainless steel panel with angled streaks invoking motion and activity, with the accuracy and consistency that is a staple of Nicholas' work. Both the grind pattern and the material is contrasted beautifully with a torch...

                                                                  FUSION - BLACK LABEL - Steel Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                  Price: $4,500.00
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                                                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0559M -

                                                                    "Fusion" is one of Nicholas Yust's most timeless, elegant designs. He creates the broad, sweeping pattern using endless layers of grinds applied with his handheld air-powered grinder. Consistency, fluidity and patience are absolutely paramount to effectively make this design, and Nicholas has mastered each of them with unmatched perfection. "Fusion" is the ideal combination of classic elegance and modern flair. The Black Label version of Nicholas's classic 'Fusion' design is crafted from...

                                                                    DREAMSCAPE - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                    Price: $7,440.00
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                                                                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0533M -

                                                                      Nicholas Yust's "Dreamscape" piece is the ultimate wall accent for the urban decorator. The stainless steel panel is layered with thick, archictectural grind patterns that seem to form a distant city silhouette. The horizon is slashed and marred to lend a feeling of maturity and experience. The striking warm reds and burnt orange color tones are painted with corroded/emulsified acrylics. The edges are darketned and lightly textured with aligned dots like a grate, furthering the urban...

                                                                      NORTHERN LIGHTS - Black Label Modern Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                      Price: $7,500.00
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                                                                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0630M -

                                                                        Not unlike the visual spectacle in the night sky of our Earth's northern hemisphere, the "Northern Lights" piece by Nicholas yust incorporates celestial imagery with masterfully rich coloring techniques. The complimentary bends and swirls of grind patterns are highlighted with corroded and emulsified acrylic paints. Gazing into the surreal depth and supernatural finishes of this work of art takes the mind on a journey to the outer limits. Your wall will seemingly hold an eternal...

                                                                        ELECTRIC FIELDS - BLACK LABEL - Steel Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                        Price: $4,500.00
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                                                                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0535M -

                                                                          Nicholas creates the "Electric Fields - Black Label" piece with countless layers of decorative grinding, featuring short, airy whisps that come together to form a visual spectacle reprsenting a field of electricity. The level of depth and holographic movement in this design surpasses all others - the short grind patterns reflect light brilliantly, and as the viewer moves from one vantage point to the next the light jumps and dances from one whisp to another. Truly a masterpiece born in the...

                                                                          "Black Label" Line by Nicholas Yust | Ultra High-End Designs

                                                                          Since launching this line in early 2014, everyone has been absolutely blown away when seeing these in person. If you have any hesitation at all, please call or email us to schedule a time to come see some examples live in Nicholas' personal gallery in Cincinnati. We debuted a few these at the American Craft Council shows in Baltimore - last year one was sold before we even unloaded it (sold from the online pictures) and the other sold almost just as quickly, as one of the most talked-about pieces at the show. This year the latest design ("The Fire Within") sold multiple times, with commissioned jobs being secured after the original was spoken for.

                                                                          Most of these pieces take days or weeks of around-the-clock work, so you will only see us adding to this collection periodically (as the inspiration comes and his studio time allows...) The "Black Label" line is for the designer or decorator who demands the best and is looking to make the ultimate statement in their space. You will not find a more impressive display...

                                                                          Inimitable Metal Wall Art

                                                                          An artist is always striving to reach new heights, push boundaries, accomplish seemingly-impossible things, and ultimate create unique and exclusive artwork that defines who they are and what they represent. Unfortunately the world is filled with copycats and opportunists who attempt to capitalize on the success of others. With this line of one-of-a-kind ("OOAK") metal artwork, Nicholas Yust is flexing his artistic muscles and challenging the generic metal art norm by creating absolutely breath-taking designs using entirely unique, proprietary techniques that he has developed through trial and error over more than a decade of artistic metalwork.

                                                                          Pros & Cons
                                                                          What does this mean for you? Exclusivity. Status. Bragging-rights. Distinction from the rest - nobody will ever have a design quite like yours. Unfortunately it also means that your window of opportunity may be narrow. If the metal art that catches your eye has been sold, the best you can hope for is a related "sister" design with a similar color scheme. This artwork truly is incomparable and irreproducible.

                                                                          Note: If you are intrigued by a design that has already been sold, contact us for some custom options.