Famous Metal Sculptures and Statues
Tucson Iron & Metal makes it easy to turn scrap metal into cash, but have you ever wondered what else that hunk of scrap metal in your backyard can get turned in to? The beauty of metal recycling, besides the fact that recycled metals can be reused indefinitely, is that recycled metals are used to make all sorts of things we enjoy on a daily basis, including cars, appliances, and even great works of art. That’s right—the eyesore of scrap metal laying around your property can be used by skilled artists to make beautiful metal sculptures. Heck, maybe even some of these famous metal sculptures were the direct result of metal recycling.
Made in the 15th century by the great artist Donatello, Bronze David is one of the most famous sculptures in the world and is also notable as being the first unsupported standing bronze sculpture case during the Renaissance period. The sculpture depicts the mythical David posed with his foot on the slain Goliath’s severed head.
Although the Bird Girl statue was created in 1936 by sculptress Sylvia Shaw Judson, it wasn’t until the statue was features on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in 1994 that it achieved its fame. Bird Girl, like Bronze David, is fully cast in bronze.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic metal statues in the world, and certainly one of the most colossal. Lady Liberty was originally built in France using hundreds of thin copper sheets assembled on a frame of steel supports, which is why the statue was originally a dull brown color but later turned to the green color you see today.
We can’t promise that your scrap metal will be transformed into the next great work of art, but will certainly go to better use than it is now. Tucson Iron & Metal pays top-dollar for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Call us at (520) 884-1554 to learn more about our scrap metal recycling services in Tucson.
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