This piece was handmade by Ben Gatski in Pennsylvania. The metal used is from weathered steel. He hand draws the pattern on the metal with soapstone and cuts it with a hand held plasma cutter. He then hand hammers and welds it into shape. The blue was hand painted with milk paint. The metal is sealed with a water-based enamel. Each piece will have subtle variations. They are cut by hand and each piece of metal has slight color differences. Care: Wipe clean with a damp cloth. If outdoors, you can maintain a shiny metal look [entirely optional] by applying a clear metal enamel, available in a spray can at your local hardware store.