Man in the Moon
Created by Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski
The artist was inspired by a children's fairy tale in creating this piece. He hand drew the pattern on the metal with soapstone and cut it with a hand held plasma cutter. He then hand hammered and welded it into shape. The yellow moon was hand painted with milk paint. The metal is sealed with a water-based enamel. Each man 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.