While working on some Tai Goo, Bush-bug knives, I had the inspiration to make a spoon knife for my every day carry.
The “Hell and Back Heart” was created to symbolize loss and perseverance. Our hearts do not escape the slings and arrows of life. Each cut, bruise and injury marks us deeply in some way and leaves us with wonderful scars.
It was created in my blacksmith shop using the four elements. Fire, Wind, Earth & Water…plus large caliber bullets. (Those are real bullet holes in the metal heart.)
The Calla Lily has been associated with holiness, faith and purity. Additionally, as the cone-line flowers blossom in spring, they have become symbols of youth and rebirth.
My RR spike tribute to the “American Gothic” painting.
This was a wedding gift I forged for a wonderful young couple.
You can’t go wrong with gifts related to wine.
I always try to make the sculpture look interesting from every angle.