West African Crowned Crane

The body, head and neck of this Crane is made from sheet metal. Heated until cherry red, the metal was then hammered into shape piece by piece until the body, wings and neck were created. The legs were crafted from quarter inch round bar which was distressed to give it a more organic look. The finishing touch of the "crown" was produced using Gas metal Arc Welding electrode wires welded into a clump then styled into a crown. Lots of hours of work.

West Africa CrownedCrane