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Functional and Sculptural Steel Fabrications

Some of this fabrication work is a direct response to a client need (i.e. stairs, railings, etc). Others are projects I embark upon out of pure curiosity (fiberglass lamp shades) or a personal need (living room furniture).*

*In my own work, I attempt to use found/ salvaged/ re-purposed objects wherever possible. I find joy in the gradual process of collecting items that may inspire an eventual piece. Gathering leaves on walks, plundering piles of abandoned belongings during bulk pick-up, casting a careful eye on construction site trash heaps, and last but not least, perusing my own scrap pile. These collections become the palette I draw from.

**When pieces herein are composite constructions, all non-steel materials are noted in the "media" section.

***All work shown herein is designed and made by Ann Armstrong, unless otherwise noted. The work NOT designed and made by Ann independently, is listed as such here, in the right hand sidebar.

Stem Rack view from below
Mild Steel
5' x 5' x 10'
2012
Stem Rack in progress
Mild Steel
10' tall
2012
Uchi Front Door
9' x 4'
2012
Completed Dining Set
Cedar, Marble, Steel
9' x 4' x 30"
2011
Art Cart
Stee, Cedar, Canvas
2014
Exterior Steel Stair with Cable Rail
Mild Steel, Stainless Cable Rail
2009
Shade Structure
Tube Steel
2011
Bike Rack Sculpture on E 2nd at Congress, ATX
Mild Steel
5' x 5' x 10'
2012
Steel Bike Rack, Austin
Steel
8'-0" x 3'-0"
2011
Wood Cookie Table
Steel, Wood
2014
Fuschia Lights
steel welding rod, material, resin, cedar, fiberglass
2008
Cedar Fuschia Light
Cedar shavings, resin, steel welding rod, fiberglass
2008
Cold worked Leaf - #2,3,4
Mild Sheet Steel
3"
2009
Leaf Lamp #1
Oak Leaves collected in November, steel rod, fiberglass, thread, pins
12" high
2008
Roadside Attraction #1
Steel, aluminum, plywood
24" x 12" x 14"
2011
Leaf Lamp #2
Rice paper, steel rod, resin
18" long
2007
Residential Mailbox / Entry Wall
Steel angle and sheet steel
2010
Pedestrian Bridge Steel Handrails
Steel pipe, rebar, 2" tube
2011
Privacy Screens
Steel, cedar, concrete
8' x 10'
2011
Susie's Leash Holder
steel angle, nuts, plywood, wire, magnetic letters, nails
7" x 2"
2009
Constellation belt buckle
1/8" sheet steel
2009
Blackshear Neighborhood Sign
Steel and Clear Spray Paint
2010
Scrap Bench
Reassembled Painter's Scaffold
2009