I create mostly kinetic metal sculptures that move with the wind, along with some wall hangings. The inspiration comes from the birds and creatures that inhabit a lagoon near my home of the West Coast.
Sculptures include herons, pelicans, quail, coyotes, shore birds, whales, dolphins, fish, turtles, road runners, frogs, flying pelicans, hummingbirds and flamingos.
They are hand cut, formed, balanced, welded, and painted with three coats of auto body paint to resist weathering. Each sculpture is unique.
Chris Stoten was a participating artist in the 2018 Rejoice in Art! Fair