With a winning sense of humor and a great eye for sculpture, artist Von Chandler specializes in one-of-a-kind metalwork that is both dramatic and whimsical. Chandler is a self-described lover of art who wishes he had known his true calling way back in grade school when his intimidating teacher inquired about his aspirations. Now happily married and the proud owner of a home littered with sculptures, he enjoys nothing more than working with his hands and discussing art with other artists. He did once think he'd be a ninja when he grew up, but is kind of glad that didn't happen.
Armadillo and Behold!
Armadillos may be native to the hotter parts of North and South America, but that doesn't mean you can't raise one of these armored charmers right in your front yard! Spanish for "little armored one," the armadillo is known for its tank-like hide that protects its from predators. Metalsmith VonChandler captures this elusive guarded critter and his rolly-polly appeal in his 2D patinated plate steel sculpture stake. Handmade by Von Chandler in Fayetteville, Arkansas.