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Russell Whiting

“As an artist I want to make sculpture that exhibits the skills and techniques that I have developed as a metal worker over the last 30 years. My method of working steel is uniquely a product of my involvement and experience’s in the oil and ship building industry of Louisiana.”

Whiting developed a technique of carving steel with the oxy-acetylene torch that produces complex surfaces that are fascinating and heavily textured. The subject matter often become secondary to the well informed viewer. His work exhibits the strength of steel as a sculptural medium. “By carving the steel I am free from the found object or mill shaped objects that are so often found in contemporary steel sculpture.”

Whiting has numerous works in private and public collections. He has also completed numerous life size and monumental size sculptures. His early background in welding and metal works has gifted him with incredible experiences working on massive industrial projects that have helped him develop the skills used to realize this technique.

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King Fish Carved Steel 22x42

King Fish
Carved Steel
22x42

Blue Carved Steel 34" tall

Blue
Carved Steel
34" tall

Avondale Cast Iron/Steel 57x41

Avondale
Cast Iron/Steel
57x41

Queen Fish Steel 16" tall

Queen Fish
Steel
16" tall

Angel Fish Stainless Steel/Copper 15" tall

Angel Fish
Stainless Steel/Copper
15" tall

Dancer Carved Steel 13" tall

Dancer
Carved Steel
13" tall

3 Angels   Steel   7'9"

3 Angels
Steel
7'9"

Windblown   Steel   13" tall

Windblown
Steel
13" tall

Helen   Steel   74" tall

Helen
Steel
74" tall

Victor Steel tabletop

Victor
Steel
tabletop

Bird on Pedestal Steel tabletop

Bird on Pedestal
Steel
tabletop

Constructionist Fairy Steel tabletop

Constructionist Fairy
Steel
tabletop