Lotus Flowers

Our Lotus Collection takes botanical art to the next level.  These florals are stunningly colorful and painstakingly-handcrafted bouquets of awesomeness.

Gorgeous Wayfinding

We’ve created quite a collection of custom Lotus flowers for healthcare facilities.  Our steel florals offer fabulous wayfinding for  hospitals!

Beautiful for Retail and Residential

Renee Taylor Gallery and Renee Taylor Jewelry in Sedona both represent the collection.

Killer to Create

Peter hand draws each layer out on the steel and takes a plasma cutter to his outline.  He pounds each layer into shape and imbues depth with a grinder.  Each flower has multiple layers and every petal is individually cut, worked and painted.  He paints and clear coats both sides of each layer – a long process!  To increase efficiency on this step, he designed a rotisserie type contraption.  He bolts each steel petal to the rotisserie, paints one side, turns the rotisserie and paints the other side.  Same process for spraying the protective clear coat.  When everything is dry, the layers are screwed together to form a lush flower with a custom-designed hanging system in the back.

Love!

It’s hard to let these beauties go!

Floral steel sculpture by Peter Skidd

Our biggest Lotus yet

This is the 3.5 foot Lotus hanging in Renee Taylor Jewelry in Sedona – it became the blue/purple one on the wall there.

Get One

We have more info online and you can find a fresh bouquet from our Lotus Collection at our November 2016 open house event in Scottsdale, Arizona.  You can also check them out in Sedona or just contact us to order if your not in the area.

Office Art

We recently finished up outfitting a 70,000 square-foot office space with some awesome steel and canvas art.

70,000 square-foot Office Space

Local and newly-built, the space boasted a contemporary, neutral palette, reclaimed wood accents, and cool furnishings – it was really a dream to work with!

Planning

Two-stories and 70,000 square-feet needs a lot of art and some serious planning.

Sketching

There were a lot of big walls to fill so we sketched and prepared multiple art options for each space.  Peter’s work is considered “large-scale” but get it on a 36-foot wall and it suddenly shrinks.  We brought in and specified existing art that was perfect for the smaller walls.  To manage the expansive spaces, we had to go custom. 

Visualizing

Since our client was local, we were able to bring over a collection of art from inventory to help plan the size and color customization for the commissioned art.  We did this piece in a set of three.

We held up this red wave and it was perfect.  Right though the glass, you can see a custom series of steel panels we designed specifically for that far wall.

Red wave

Here’s that custom set you can see through the glass.

Creating

What we loved most about this project was that we had a lot of freedom to create totally new designs that worked within the confines of specific spaces.

Installation

We had great time installing the work with the team at Renee Taylor Gallery and fellow artists, Childers-West.

An Honor

It was an honor to work with such an amazing team of professionals!   We’re delighted with the way the art perfectly enhanced a gorgeous, well-designed office space.