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Automated and Static Sculptures created from 

up-cycled and found metal

TRANSFORMING METALS INTO MOTION, WE CREATE AUTOMATED INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ART FROM AN ARRAY OF RE-PURPOSED AND SALVAGED METAL OBJECTS. WHETHER IT'S A STOREFRONT OR YOUR PERSONAL GARDEN, WE MAKE A BEAUTIFUL VARIETY OF SCULPTURES THAT IMMEDIATELY CAPTURE THE ATTENTION AND IMAGINATION, WHILE PRESERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. EVERY PIECE IS UNIQUE!

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WELCOME TO OUR IMAGINATION!

Florida native artist, Jean Claude Vanderfield,  produces fascinating moving sculptures from various items of found scrap metal and various salvaged machines.  Each sculpture integr​ates common items from practically any era, and uses them in a way that makes a moving metal sculpture!  from an late 1800's school desk iron decorations to a simple tablespoon, anything can end up having a whole new life as a new beautiful work of art.   Almost any idea is achievable with enough imagination and creativity.  Jean's extensive background in industrial automation coupled with his love of creating art, has produced many one-of-a-kind pieces, such as a man riding a bicycle with a rocket pack, birds-of-prey with moving wings and heads, dragons that breathe smoke, talk, move, and have glowing eyes, among other eye-catching sculptures.  

Automation

Some sculptures have many moving parts and features.  Like this beautiful dragon, who moves head, mouth, wings, and roars, talks, and breathes smoke.  He even has bluetooth integration! 

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Designing

Each sculpture is made from pieces differing from other sculptures.  No two are alike which means whatever you buy will be a one and only no matter where you are.  

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Outdoors or indoors?

With extensive industrial automation experience, Iron Will can provide a low voltage outdoor animated sculpture using sealed drive mechanisms.  We also make static sculptures and solar powered lighted sculptures. 

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F4F Wildcat Fighter Plane Lamp

This awesome plane was made from a rare Navy towed sonar array salvaged piece(depressor assembly).  It has been made into this beautiful 1940's F4F Navy fighter plane with a motorized prop, and under wing LED reading lights that are dimmed and controlled by remote, and can even turn themselves off after you've gone to bed.  A true one-of-a-kind piece that you will not find anywhere else, probably in the world.

"One of my first sculptures in a show was this steampunk style 6-foot tall man peddling an old  bicycle.  I fittingly named the piece "Iron Will".  It took months of  thought and work, and a great many pieces of anything from car parts to cookie cutters in making this sculpture.  Since that show, I am constantly trying to find unique ideas with found items that can be transformed into a desirable and special sculpture for someone looking for something really different and intriguing."  

Jean Claude Vanderfield, sculptor

Making found scraps and upcycled metal into an object of beauty is a privilege and service to our community and earth.  We are thankful for the opportunity to do our part!*

Name of Person

horse, sculpture, equine, art, scrap metal, jean claude vanderfield

OUR LOCATION

Mount Dora, Florida

Phone (615)648-3186

Email:  [email protected]


*See the 3D horse sculpture "Spirit", on display at Winter Garden Art Association beautiful  SOBO gallery located at 127 S. Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787