Dustin first discovered the metal coated crystals in 2018, immediately being inspired by their colors and shapes. The aura crystals are natural geodes such as quartz with a modified surface. Coated with titanium and gold to produce the brilliant dichroic iridescent sheen. Dustin took direct inspiration from these precious quartz crystals to hand select his own and create a masterpiece around each one. The aura crystal sculptures were created using the best metals such as stainless steel and aluminum. The first spark of creative inspiration for Dustin was the colors found on the surface of the aura crystals. “It was a brilliant color pallete created by metal that shifts with light, I was immediately hooked”. Stainless steel when heated to certain temperatures create shades of copper, blue and purple. This made for a perfect fit for the aura crystal sculptures by using and emphasizing the colors within the quartz crystal into the stainless steel sculptures. By naturally heating the stainless steel with a torch, Dustin generates the colors. Each aura crystal sculpture revolves around the precious stone. The sculpture is created to mount and embrace the crystal resulting in a visually stunning piece of sculpture work like no other. Each aura crystal sculpture design is inspired from the crystal itself. It’s shape, color and size determine how Dustin interprets and comes up with the best design for the stone.
Dustin works in all sizes, materials and colors. There are signature designs available as well as the option for a newly designed piece for your space. We encourage you to see how the process works for more info on the commission process.
Pricing & Lead Time
The prices of Dustin’s metal sculptures depend on the design including, creation time, level of difficulty, materials used and more. Pricing for smaller pieces can range anywhere from $200 to $1,000. For large freestanding sculptures or large wall sculptures prices can range from $1,000 to $20,000+. Lead time depends on the design. For smaller scale work it is usually less than 3 weeks. For large sculptures lead time can range from 3 weeks to 6+ months depending on the project.
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