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.