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10th Avenue West Studios

Dolphin Tin Roof Wall Art

Dolphin Tin Roof Wall Art

Regular price $62.00 USD
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Pieces are made to order and may take approximately 2 weeks to ship.

The newest design in the sea creature collection, this dolphin is sure to  be a favorite.

  • created from recycled metal roof
  • suitable for use inside or outdoors

Because of the nature of the painting process, the colors of a color palatte will be the same, but the pattern of the paint will always be unique. We can instruct the artist to "add more red", "use lots of white" or "add some purple". If you have instructions like that, please send us a follow up email after purchasing.

 

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10th Avenue West

Working from their 100 year old house in a small Florida artist community, artists Kevin Webb & Micheline Grenier utilize recycled metal roofing, some from old tin roofs of Florida homes built in the early 1900's. They begin by cutting the metal by torch to create the attractive "smooth yet ragged" edge. The recognizable "crimps" that run down tin roofs are still visible on most of the work.

The metal is then bent and, where required, welded or soldered into the desired shape. A mixture of enamels, polymers, and sealants are applied and heated. Patterns are created by moving and blending pigments with flame, creating a unique pattern on each piece.  By mixing the pigments to be translucent, light travels through and reflects off the metal beneath, creating a vivid, backlit effect.

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