<HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Weathervanes by Sculptor David Smith</TITLE> <META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="dragon weathervane, weathervane, weathervanes, architectural elements, antique, discovery channel productions, monster house, copper, earth elements, bismuth, beryllium, metalsmithing techniques, sculpting, David Smith, Tesla, lightning, BP shrimp"> <META NAME="DESCRIPTION" CONTENT="Copper Weathervanes by David Smith"> </HEAD> <BODY BGCOLOR="white" TEXT="black" LINK="336699" VLINK="333000"> <DIV ALIGN="center"><IMG SRC="dragon-weathervane.jpg" TITLE="Dragon Weathervane--Commission piece for Discovery Channel Productions, Burbank, CA"></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=1><I>Above</I>: "Serpentine Dragon Weathervane" by David Smith.<BR> Commission piece for Discovery Channel Productions, Burbank, California.<BR> This weathervane appeared on the Discovery Channel's popular reality series, <I>Monster House.</I></FONT></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="left"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2><blockquote>I use Earth elements (Copper, Silver, Beryllium, Bismuth, Fire and Wind), sculpting techniques developed by myself, and Old World metalsmithing techniques to create some of the finest hand-forged architectural elements, especially <I>weathervanes</I>. The process is done entirely free-hand, without the use of moulds, stamps, or machines. It takes an average of 80 - 450 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the design, to create each piece. The end result is a unique work of art that will someday be worth a fortune as an antique--an investment in fine art that your family will enjoy for generations.<P> <A HREF="mailto:dsmith192001@yahoo.com"><B>--David J. Smith</B></A><BR> Sugar Land, Texas </DIV></FONT></blockquote><P> <DIV ALIGN="center"><HR WIDTH="54%"></DIV> <DIV ALIGN="center"><FONT FACE="Verdana" SIZE=2>Click thumbnails below to enlarge. . .</FONT></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/tesla.html"><IMG SRC="Tesla-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Tesla's Dragon Lightning Rod/Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/aeolus.html"><IMG SRC="aeolus_thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Aeolus's Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/grotesque.html"><IMG SRC="grotteschi-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Grotesque Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/drseuss.html"><IMG SRC="DrSeuss-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Dr. Seuss's Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/mantidae.html"><IMG SRC="mantidae-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Claim Jumper Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/horridus.html"><IMG SRC="horridus-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="BP Shark Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/petromutatus.html"><IMG SRC="shrimp-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="BP Shrimp Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/chicken.html"><IMG SRC="chicken-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Chicken Gone Wrong Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/gothic.html"><IMG SRC="gothic-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Gothic Dragon Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/gargoyle.html"><IMG SRC="gargoyle-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Gargoyle Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/griffin.html"><IMG SRC="griffin-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Griffin Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/minotaur.html"><IMG SRC="minotaur-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Minotaur Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/pegasus.html"><IMG SRC="pegasus-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Pegasus Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/serpentine.html"><IMG SRC="serpentine-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Serpentine Dragon Weathervane"> </A></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <A HREF="http://www.davidsmithart.com/basilisk.html"><IMG SRC="basilisk-thumb.jpg" BORDER=0 IMG TITLE="Basilisk Weathervane"> </A></DIV> <DIV ALIGN="center"><HR WIDTH="54%"></DIV> <P align=center><IMG src="http://www.davidsmithart.com/txo.jpg" TITLE="Texas Original"></P> <P align=center><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Designated a Texas Original by The Texas Commission on the Arts</FONT></DIV><BR> <DIV ALIGN="center"><HR WIDTH="54%"></DIV><P> <P align=center><FONT face=Verdana size=1>Description text and images Copyright &copy; 2001-2015 David Smith</FONT></P> <DIV ALIGN="center"> <FONT face=Verdana SIZE=2><A HREF="index.html">Home</A> | Sculpture | <A HREF="painting.html">Painting</A> | <A HREF="artist.html">The Artist</A> | <A HREF="sale.html">Available Works</A> | <A HREF="copperhead.html">Copper Facts</A> | <A HREF="mailto:dsmith192001@yahoo.com">Contact</A></FONT></DIV> <P> </BODY> </HTML>