Jeffery Dean was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and currently lives in Homer. He has been a professional sculptor since the early '80s, making artwork in clay, wood, bronze, stone, and steel for individuals, businesses, and public art projects. Over the last thirty years, Jeffery has developed and refined a metal art technique he calls heat-colored steel engraving to make single and multi-layer metal wall art by grinding designs into sheet steel. I use carefully chosen abrasives to suggest material, movement, depth, and form. Then color the steel with oxidation colors with heat from a large torch. This innovative technique produces pieces with dynamic visual effects that change with the light and viewing angle, giving them a range of characteristics impossible to achieve with other media. These metal prints are made from carefully lit images of my steel engravings printed on aluminum using dye sublimation. The sheer satin surface does an excellent job of suggesting the metallic qualities of the original metal art.
BELLOW IS A COLLECTION OF WORK BY JEFFERY DEAN AVAILABLE AT SEVIGNY STUDIO GALLERY
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