Fire-Painted Garden Stakes

Fire-Painted Garden Stakes

Ellen Sullivan takes a torch to mesh screen and "paints" them with fire, creating kaleidoscopic patterns.


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Ellen Feldman Sullivan

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So Fly

If you've ever chased after a dragonfly or butterfly, chances are they out-fluttered you. But Florida artist Ellen Sullivan has managed to capture one thing: the insects' shimmering beauty. Her handcrafted garden stakes have marbles for eyes, slim copper rods for bodies, and dazzling wings made of stainless steel mesh. Sullivan takes a torch to the mesh screens and "paints" them with fire, creating kaleidoscopic patterns. The wings are designed to flap gently in the wind, bringing movement and radiance to outdoor spaces. Handmade in Florida.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Florida

We’ve all been told not to play with fire. Fortunately, Ellen Sullivan hasn't heeded that advice. In addition to sculptural sprinklers, fountains and outdoor showers, the Florida-based artist makes whimsical copper garden art, which she “paints” by using a blowtorch to add color and patterns to the metal. But it’s more than a fun process—since the color is torched, it doesn’t fade in either the sun or shade, allowing her sculptures to retain their beauty despite exposure to the elements. As for why she designs with gardens and outdoor spaces in mind, Sullivan credits the blue skies, sunshine, and ocean views that greet and inspire her nearly every day, saying she only strives to enhance nature’s beauty with her work.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper, glass, stainless steel
Butterfly: 9.5" L x 8.5" W; Dragonfly: 12" L x 18" W; Stake: 40" H
Designed to be left outside year-round, which will result in a natural patina over time. To limit patina, the artist recommends applying a clear protective lacquer.
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This was a gift for a dear friend of mine. She LOVED it!


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  • Attractive Design
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  • Weather Resistant


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