Join us Wednesday, June 1st from 5-8pm, as we welcome this months featured artist, Tobbe Byrd.
Being a Pensacola, Florida native I have access to all the treasures of the Gulf of Mexico. It has given me many subjects to transform into metal works of art. Each piece of art is created by hand; therefore no one piece is identical.
I have been diving and fishing for over 20 years and have seen my subjects in their natural environment. I use this to my advantage in trying to make each piece of aquatic art as realistic as possible.
Once I have drawn out the design I transfer the drawing to at flat sheet of stainless or plain steel and cut the shape out with a manually operated plasma cutter. After cutting out the piece of art, I de-burr and polish the piece. This process gives you the final product that you see… Enjoy!!