Gail Chavenelle • Dubuque, IA • Metal Sculpture

Beginning with childhood paper dolls, chains, pop-out books, and greeting cards, I have been intrigued by paper sculpture. I loved the forms but wanted the works to be more permanent.

Instead of a sheet of paper, I work with a sheet of metal - 20 gauge steel.


I am interested, as paper sculpture, in creating, expanded and threehree-dimensional images from a flat sheet.

I cut out one-piece sculptures and fold/bend them in 3-D forms.

I explore metal's kinetic movement so pieces can bounce, fly or dance in the breeze. I love the curl as strips of metal become wild hair.

I am awed as a turn of a metal head creates an intimate moment between lovers or parent and child.


For 15 years, we have celebrated love, family, success, marriage, and even loss together.

Thank you for embracing my sculpture into your lives, homes, and gardens.

I continue to create your image entirely and lovingly by my hand.

Your pleasure and my sharing your important moments are my measures of success.

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