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  • King Nebuchadnezzar II artwork by Russell Blackwell - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • King Nebuchadnezzar II artwork by Russell Blackwell
  • King Nebuchadnezzar II artwork by Russell Blackwell - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • King Nebuchadnezzar II artwork by Russell Blackwell - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • King Nebuchadnezzar II artwork by Russell Blackwell - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Rssell Blackwell is an American welder/fabricator who has trained and been certified in a wide variuety of types of welding, and he has worked internationally. Raised in South Carolina where his father had a welding shop, he helped his family on their farm until a few years after he graduated from high school. While working out west in construction (1981–1999), he experienced an epiphany in 1997 on a mountain top in Wyoming. Russell decided to relegate his commercial welding to a supporting role as he aspired to become an artist. He returned home in 2000, where he opened a private welding shop with a small gallery. 


Since childhood, he had a gift for art, and it has always been a motivating force. After creating a significant collection of works, Russell Blackwell is ready to make his art available to serious collectors.

About Artwork:

King Nebuchadnezzar II took almost two years to create. The falconer is positioned on one knee with an osprey landing on the leather sheath attached to his arm. The osprey contains almost 2000 feathers constructed from small pieces of metal that are welded together and then the weld is ground off. The glossy coating is clear powder coat which protects him from the elements.

 

Mr. Blackwell named this work after the biblical king because the figure he created reminded him of pictures from history books that he saw as a young boy. Russell began this piece after doing metal art for only a short period of time. He  wanted to create a formidable personal challenge—to build something that was ambitious and on a large scale—to push himself far beyond his comfort zone. This type of sculpture requires a very different approach than those from clay, bronze, stone or other materials. The artist has to first imagine and construct it in his mind from the inside out and persevere until it matches his inner vision.

Russell Blackwell

King Nebuchadnezzar II

  • 2006
  • 70 x 82 x 42 inches
  • Fine Art Category: sculptures
  • Medium: metal
  • Origin: USA
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: Russell Blackwell
  • Provenance: n/a
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • No / Edition: n/a
  • Comments:

    This work has never been in a commercial art gallery or previously offered for sale. It has been viewed only in the artist’s personal gallery and on his website. The sculpture and base weigh about 500 pounds. Shipping in the US or to other countries will be the responsibility of the buyer, including all taxes and fees. This piece is in pristine condition—maintained and kept indoors. Contact Russell Blackwell by email at rbcolonialart@gmail.com, or go to his website thecolonialgallery.com  follow him on Twitter or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJp1SeYfJjw

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  • Price: $225,000.00 USD
  • Seller: Russell Blackwell, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 6337
  • Artplode Seller ID: 15959

About Artist:

Rssell Blackwell is an American welder/fabricator who has trained and been certified in a wide variuety of types of welding, and he has worked internationally. Raised in South Carolina where his father had a welding shop, he helped his family on their farm until a few years after he graduated from high school. While working out west in construction (1981–1999), he experienced an epiphany in 1997 on a mountain top in Wyoming. Russell decided to relegate his commercial welding to a supporting role as he aspired to become an artist. He returned home in 2000, where he opened a private welding shop with a small gallery. 


Since childhood, he had a gift for art, and it has always been a motivating force. After creating a significant collection of works, Russell Blackwell is ready to make his art available to serious collectors.

About Artwork:

King Nebuchadnezzar II took almost two years to create. The falconer is positioned on one knee with an osprey landing on the leather sheath attached to his arm. The osprey contains almost 2000 feathers constructed from small pieces of metal that are welded together and then the weld is ground off. The glossy coating is clear powder coat which protects him from the elements.

 

Mr. Blackwell named this work after the biblical king because the figure he created reminded him of pictures from history books that he saw as a young boy. Russell began this piece after doing metal art for only a short period of time. He  wanted to create a formidable personal challenge—to build something that was ambitious and on a large scale—to push himself far beyond his comfort zone. This type of sculpture requires a very different approach than those from clay, bronze, stone or other materials. The artist has to first imagine and construct it in his mind from the inside out and persevere until it matches his inner vision.







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