Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Steel Rose


The box is a stencil of the recipient doing a ballet move, apparently in the hallway at school. Nick removed the lockers and made a stencil of her and spray painted it on to the box. A box that he cut down and rebuilt to fit the rose. He tied the black ribbon on and placed the rose inside. He explained to me how he went about cutting, soldering and bending the metal but there is no way on earth I could explain it to anyone else. I am as amazed by the little doohickeys under the rose as I am the petals. The stem is textured, too. It really looks to me like a rose that was magically touched and petrified while in its prime.

Ok...I know, I know. I'm his mom. hehe I'll shut up now.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lisa - this is amazing!!! Nick is so talented. What a special, special gift (and quite a romantic one at that....mmmm you could be right about the girlfriend comment).

He obviously has inherited some of your fabulous creativity!

Anonymous said...

Wow...you have every right to go on - it is fabulous!! I bet she was tickled down to her little toes...

Anonymous said...

THat totally ROCKS! I think it is remarkable! For a guy to put that much meaning into a gift is beyond words. What a great kid! ACTUALLY...I am quite blown away.

Anonymous said...

Waving back)))).....!

Anonymous said...

OMG Lisa. He is VERY talented. I have been to high class, meaning best of the best, art shows where they have steel and other metal sculpture art, and this rose blows some of it away! He should make another and enter it in a show. If he is just starting out, he could enter one in a State Fair (one here in February with LOTS of arts and crafts). OMG I can't get over how talented a metal sculpturer he is! Wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

That is great. I wish I could work with metal. One day maybe I will get brave enough to try it.

Anonymous said...

My word! He is a very talented artist!

Emma

Anonymous said...

How cool is that? Clever boy.

BlueJude said...

Very Cool! What a creative kid!!

Anonymous said...

Now that is awesome!!!!!
Creativity runs in the family.
xo

Amy said...

Oh my goodnes, that is so amazing!! Nick is one talented guy!

Anonymous said...

What a fabbie thing!! so unique and perfect. Who says talent isnt related..
PEace, Kai.

Anonymous said...

WOW! It is gorgeous! What a talent!!

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Mom,you have a reason to brag.That rose is a wonderful work of art.Your son is very talented ,so keep on bragging.

giggles said...

Amazing!! Never seen anything like it!

Peace and giggles

Julie H said...

This is just beautiful!!! What a totally talented guy.

And, as a teacher, I always think that their is something wrong with those parents who are not proud/boastful/positive about their kids. Keep being Mama!

norththreads said...

Wow! How special! Hope you & your family had a wonderful holiday!!
~cheers~
Angie

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed! A metal rose, and so beautiful. You did good raising this boy, Lisa!!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Lisa - you should be proud of him! What a talented (and sweet) young man.