Magnificent Metal Monday – Monumental Hearts

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Around the World with Heart Shaped Steel Called “Love Me,” these sky-high mirror heart sculptures range from 2 to 8 meters (6.5 – 26 feet) high and were created by Richard Hudson, a famous sculpture artist based in London, England. This heart sculpture is not like a normal heart. The shape is …

Steel and Recycled Glass Tree Spreads Holiday Cheer and Sets World Record

Glass sculpture artist Jason Mack, along with four assistants, has found a way to spread holiday cheer and build community spirit despite the challenges 2020 has brought to so many. They are building a tree made entirely from steel and recycled glass on a lot in Champaign, Illinois. The tree will measure 31 feet in …

Magnificent Metal Monday – Celebrating America

Among the 15 tallest metal and non-metal statues in the world (Source: The Atlantic), “Lady Liberty” was dedicated in 1886 and quickly became an icon of freedom for the United States. With its metal framework built by Gustave Eiffel, the Statue of Liberty is a colossal copper statue designed in a neoclassical style by French sculptor Frédéric …

Magnificent Metal Monday Honors MLK

Cut and rolled from plate steel, this dramatic sculpture is a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with his arm outstretched,  welcoming visitors to the King National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia. It was created by Spanish sculptor Xavier Medina-Campeny and was commissioned by Atlanta’s Cultural Legacy Initiative in 1996, which brought major permanent …

Magnificent Metal Monday (Holiday Edition)

The overriding theme this week is “light.” The Winter Solstice ushers in the “rebirth of the sun” and now brings more light to each day. Hanukkah is referred to as the “Festival of Lights.” And the Christmas star represents the first star of Bethlehem that shone on the night Jesus was born. So it’s only …

MMM – Firing up the Neurons

Magnificent Metal Monday take us to London, England, where a 23-m-long and 10-m-high “Neuron Pod” has opened at the science learning center at Queen Mary University of London’s campus in the area of Whitechapel. The Guardian reports, “Standing like an intergalactic porcupine, covered with long glowing quills that sway gently in the breeze, it is …

MMM – Dublin’s Stainless Steel Spire

After wrapping up two weeks of European travel, I couldn’t help but marvel at some of the more modern metal structures juxtaposed against historical thousand year old structures. For Magnificent Metal Monday we’ll travel to Dublin, Ireland, where one metal structure in particular caught my eye – there in the middle of Dublin’s historical town …

MMM – Steel Veils are Decorating Buildings

From Mexico City to North Carolina to Minnesota, metal panels are serving as artistic veils for buildings. Check out this amazing facade on an office building in Mexico City! As reported in The Architects Newspaper, “Profiles is a six-story commercial building draped in a diaphanous and perforated carbon-steel veil that partially resembling a stylish extraterrestrial ship …

Magnificent Metal Monday

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game tips off tonight with third ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders going up against #1 ranked Virginia Cavaliers. This is Texas Tech’s first appearance in the Championship Game, and could be Virginia’s first win in school history depending on the game’s outcome. After doing a little digging, both schools have …