Friday, November 20, 2009

Tis the Season for Trophies....

Just finished this trophy up for Hansen-Rice Construction: for their annual "Management of Steel" award. (HR specializes in huge steel buildings, like Walmarts & such... ) This is the big perpetual trophy; names are added to it every year. I used lots of steel construction-related elements: I-Beams, nuts, bolts, specialty hardware, etc. The base is a concrete form that I got out of their yard, & on top of that are concrete saw blades....
I really like the warm colors on this one; the combination of rusty steel, copper, & the dark bronzey color of the plaques contrasts with the shiny silver bolts nicely. The whole thing stands about 2.5 feet tall :)



And these are the beginnings of the AGC annual awards; to be presented at the annual convention in December: at a fancy party. ---I just found the perfect party dress to wear that night, btw--- (more on that later) Each one is slightly different: they are made out of scrap bearings & steel cut-outs. I'll weld the bases on tomorrow; nice heavy wide flange i-beam....
Stay tuned to see the finished pics :)
Amber