This page shows some recent (2019) work that I have been creating for a client in France! It’s been a big project, with a wide range of needs for various signs and markers to be used throughout a zoological park (Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix).

The first item I made was 30 saws using my “Bear at the Cabin” design, but I used their lodge in the design. A lot of trees went into these saws! These will be used for decoration in the new lodges as well as for sale in their gift shop.

Bears at the Lodge - Metal Art by Cindy Chinn

While I was at it, I also made some custom gift saws for the designs who commissioned my work. These are variations of the bear saws.

Once I got those out of the way, I began work on eight animal themed saw blades to be used as markers for specific areas in their new habitats.

These ones took a while, but were a LOT of fun to build! The next phase was a little simpler with just text cut into a blade. I made 3 signs for specific areas of the park.

Then it was time for something a little different, this is a two sided sign for their new restaurant.

The sign below is 6 feet long (2m) and made from wood which used to be a bleacher seat at our town’s ball field (yes, I was allowed to take it).

This sign “La Fuste” will be a marker for an area with a small lodge near a lake.

The next sign is to be used outside a workshop in the woods. It has a great rustic look to make it seem ageless.

And below is the last piece I made for them – it’s a logo sign hand cut with a plasma torch, and a steel rod bent for the moon.

Metal Art for Animal Park in France

2 thoughts on “Metal Art for Animal Park in France

  • February 27, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Love them all, but the porcupine is still one of my favorites. However, it now has heavy competition from the restaurant and woodshop signs. I also love that you are sending an old piece of our little town (the bleacher wood) to your new international friends.

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