Many people start welding training to gain a reliable and growing career.
Besides, this work is very practical.
It also allows you to express creativity.
Therefore, many talented welders realize their potential through sculptural welding.
Some welders expand their experience by improving their skills in the arts.
Amazing Welded Sculptures
One of the famous sculptural welding works is the Chicago Picasso which is 50 feet tall.
Pablo Picasso created it in 1967 as a gift to Chicago city.
Another prominent welding work is the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, designed by an architect Frank Gerry.
The architecture of the building with reflective and shiny facades and reflective walls creates a unique atmosphere.
A number of talented welders created unique artworks.
They have changed the traditional perception of art and made the world of welding amazing.
The following sculptural welders are masters of their work.
Welding Masters From History
Eila Hiltunen is one of the most famous sculptors in Finland.
Her unusual composition of six welded steel pipes is also known as the Sibelius monument, which is the most popular attraction in Helsinki.
The work embodies the image of nature, transmitted in the work of the maestro.
Vera Mukhina became famous for her project of the sculptural group “The Worker and the Collective Farm Girl” in 1937.
She made a great contribution to the monumental art.
In addition, the woman has other popular works, which gave her many awards and prizes.
Alexander Calder is an American sculptor who has gained worldwide fame for his intricate figures made of wire and so-called “mobiles”.
They are kinetic sculptures driven by electricity or wind.
David Smith created works which are now included in major collections worldwide.
The idea of creating metal figures came to him throughout his career as a welder in a factory.
Smith used to work consistently.
Also, he is known primarily for his “Cubis” series.
Modern Metal Architects
Beverly Pepper started her career as a commercial artist in New York before switching to painting and sculpture.
Her most interesting works are steel sculptures, mirror figures, and land art.
Christina Sporrong made art more accessible to people through her works.
She also extended women’s rights.
For example, the Heron project was the embodiment of her artistic vision.
Richard Hunt managed to solve many problems new to his contemporary architecture.
He created more than a hundred sculptures which, according to him, made his life happy.
David Hayes is a student of David Smith.
He placed public projects in more than 150 museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
There are many more well-known welders all over the country and abroad.
Thus, the work of a welder provides not only a promising career but also the possibility of creativity and imagination.
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