Blaze the Bull

created by

Ben and Kate Gatski

Ben and Kate Gatski created by

Ben and Kate Gatski

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Bull's Eye

Sometimes when you mess with the bull, you get both the horns and the rest of his charming features as part of an upcycled work of art. This is thanks to the husband-and-wife team Ben and Kate Gatski, who handcraft this handsome beast from reclaimed, weathered farm machinery at their barn workshop in rural Pennsylvania. They first draw the bull's outlines onto sheet steel and cut it out by hand, giving the horns a coat of assertive red milk paint, and mounting the assembled head onto the disk of a corn planter. The piece is sealed with a water-based enamel to help preserve its coloring. Display it inside or out, whether giving a rustic touch to your living room or patio, or declaring your office to be a "no bull" zone―this charming sculpture is no bum steer. Handmade in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ben and Kate Gatski

created by

Ben and Kate Gatski

Ben and Kate Gatski want to honor agriculture through art. They hand select old machinery found on local farms. The process involves tearing apart large equipment to get smaller parts for the sculptures.

Both Ben and Kate worked in agriculture prior to their current work. Ben started his own organic dairy business at 19. And Kate worked for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, which helps to inform farmers about organic and sustainable techniques. They began their metal business in 2004.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
reclaimed steel
Measurements
17" H x 26" W x 6" D
Notes
Care: Wipe clean with a damp cloth. If outdoors, you can maintain a shiny metal look by applying a clear metal enamel, available in a spray can at your local hardware store.
Item ID
23742

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