Submitted By: Robert Patzius
Description: Arrowhead Sculpture
My arrow head sculpture I made while attending South Tech, This was my very first sculpture that I have ever made.
My sculpture is composed of an antler measuring 15” x 7” was made from 3/8” mild steel round stock which I built up with MIG beads then ground smooth and for the final layer of TIG beads. Also in my sculpture I hand cut out the arrow head base which is 17”x 12” out of 11 gauge stainless steel in which I serrated the edges with a dye grinder as well as gave it a swirl finish with scotch bright pads. I also machined three acorns out of 1 ½” stainless steel round stock and added TIG-P beads along the cap to add texture in which I quickly cooled to give the desired discoloration.
The Leaf which measured 9” x 6” I also hand cut out of 11 gauge stainless steel in which I dished out with a rubber mallet and a small piece of pipe and added TIG-P beads on the center for the veins and on the edges for texture the quickly cooled for the discoloration.
Lastly the five miniature arrows which are all ¼” mild steel round stock with 1 ½” stainless steel fletching and 1” stainless steel arrow heads which I also serrated with a dye grinder. This sculpture took me 35-40 hours to complete while working on it on and off for 2 hours a day in which all the material was scrap and all the cuts were made with PAC.