Diane Goettlicher
Me workingFirst Step:  chalk drawing on steelCut outSteel piecesSteel garden objectsDrawing on steel panelPicard panelsPicard panelsWorking shot of long panels4 tall panels cut, painted and rusting.Detail tall panelDetail of tall panelSteel Garden Flowers3 Metal FlowersChickens in steel!Steel rabbitSteel banty rooster 2 chickensDrawing with chalk on plate steel, getting ready to "cut"~~Detail of a steel screen collageTall steel panel in large pot.Tall steel panel in Fair Oaks yard.Tall steel panelVarious painted steel figuresTall steel figure3 steel garden flowers against the backdrop of a steel screenVarious steel pieces against a lovely steel wall in Fair Oaks, CaliforniaSteel flower objectsMany steel flower piecesSteel Garden FlowersTall slender panelDetail of tall slender panel3 piece rusted steel panelsDetail of Steel PanelSquare Steel Collaged PanelCollage steel screenSteel Garden ScreenSteel DoveLong painted steel screenLarge steel screenSteel screen and me!Steel garden screens keeping company with prayer flagsScreen in progressSteel ScreenSteel screens/ Cal ExpoSteel screen/ Cal ExpoSteel screenDetail:  Painted steel flowerGarden FlowerDetailThree FlowersFlowerGarden FlowerGarden FlowerGarden BirdBird flying with striped leafBluebirdBird & Striped StarOutdoor display of steel garden objects
Steel Garden Objects/ Screens, Flowers & Animals
I had been searching for a way to try out a new media....a chance meeting with an inspiring local landscape designer coupled with a metal smith husband led me to try my hand at cutting steel with a plasma cutter. I have a new appreciation to the saying "strong as steel"! It has been a real challenge to work with a material so hard, rigid and dirty after working with paint, paper and canvas....hard work...lots of fun. After looking at what is on the market in the way of outdoor steel garden sculptures, I realized that there is not much in the way or hand cut work...most everything now is done by machine. All of my steel works are my own original designs, cut and painted by hand.