Decorative Ironwork at Retrouvius

Retrouvius have acquired some interesting salvaged metal structures. This decorative ironwork serves almost as a sculpture in itself. Against a wall the intricate details become more and more evident.

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The complex handcrafted piece almost looks like an abstract drawing. The squiggles gradually turn into carefully crafted leaves, moving away from their abstract beginnings.5787_4_of_7

The straight metal lines incorporated into the centre of the structure resemble skyscrapers of an inner city.

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The swirling lines and round shapes then begin to make a little more sense the longer you look at the construction as a whole.
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The curling lines make up the clouds of smoke and fumes surrounding the skyline and elegantly turn into leaves and shapes consistent with the wider picture.

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The ironwork is quite magnificent in its detail and craftsmanship, standing as a piece of art alone.

The Seamstress: Metal Sculptures Cartagena – Colombia

A metal sculpture depicting a seamstress in Plaza Pedro San Claver in Cartagena’s old town in Colombia.

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The Shoeshiner: Metal Sculptures Cartagena- Colombia

A metal sculpture depicting a shoeshiner beckoning customers in Plaza Pedro San Claver in Cartagena’s old town, Colombia.

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Around the World in 80 Chairs: Metal Pipe Chair, San Francisco CA

A chair made from old metal pipes and radiators in a shop in downtown San Francisco, California.
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Around the World in 80 Chairs: Circular Metal Bench, Grover Beach CA

Circular metal bench surrounding a young tree in Grover Beach, California.

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The Barber: Metal Sculptures Cartagena – Colombia

A metal sculpture depicting a barber with a barber shop chair in a square in Cartagena’s old town in Colombia.
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Dominoes: Metal Sculptures Cartagena – Colombia

A metal sculpture depicting a group of boys playing dominoes in a square in Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
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