Creative

ARTIST Jacob Waites

Techniques

Forging

Welding & Braising

Materials

Steel

ABOUT THE PIECE

The Iron Lotus is a figurative piece, cut, forged, and welded from a single 18"x24" raw steel sheet. The resulting sculpture was then detailed with a dremel cutting tool, finished, and sealed for longevity. The lotus is a reminder of the power of beauty that can be acheived through hard work and solidarity, while also being a reference to the east as a social and economic influence.