'Fusion' is one of Nicholas Yust's most celebrated metal creations. The smooth, arching grind pattern that graces the surface has quickly become one of his trademarks. The key to the consistent sweeping pattern across the surface of the metal is his solitary positioning: the artist must keep his feet planted at the center of the panel and grind from one side to the other without taking a step. This ensures a smooth pattern without imperfections - even the slightest motion with his feet will affect the angle and arc of the grind pattern, causing a bump or a hiccup in the otherwise flawless metallic finish. Something that Nicholas, being a perfectionist with his artwork, will not tolerate...
The wide, comfortable wave with the tight bend is comes to life through a careful process involving hundreds of perfected arcing motions with an air-powered handheld grinder. It is impressive how the artist is able to achieve such an elegant, artistic display using materials and tools commonly associated with hard, industrial labor. This piece is the epitome of the "Wow Factor" - you will be amazed at the perceived depth of the pattern and the motion of the wave as you move from one side to the other, watching the light reflect and cascade along the path of the grinds.
The 'Fusion' metal artwork can be made-to-order in any size and from any material. Click on the thumbnail image to the left to see an example of 'Fusion' in copper, aluminum and bronze. Note: the stainless steel version looks essentially identical to the aluminum version in photographs - in person you can see more of a blue/gray undertone in steel versus a white/silver undertone in aluminum.
Variations of the Fusion piece are featured as a contemporary accent in homes, businesses and modern artwork galleries worldwide. It is even prominently displayed on the set of the popular Sci-Fi television program called 'Eureka' as a modern wall sculpture in the characters' headquarters.
Panel Sizes for the Standard 62"x24" display: 2 Outermost Panels: 5" - Next 2 Panels Inside: 7" - Next 2 Panels Inside: 10" - Center Panel: 16"
- Hand-crafted by Nicholas Yust
- Ships Worldwide
- Ultra High-Grade Metals
- Hangs easily on nails, screws or hooks
- Custom size or colors available upon request
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