This is a 1/4” plate steel ring I created that is set into a sloped embankment bisected by a set of concrete stairs. I welded together 4 pieces of rolled plate on site using a jig I created to maintain an even curve. The ring will be left to rust and filled with plants.
Outdoor lighting I designed and created for Concrete Bloom Bursts, an award winning installation designed by Victoria Taylor, a Toronto-based landscape architect (firstname.lastname@example.org). I used corrugated steel roofing from a barn and formed them into 40” to 30” rectangles. I then used my shotgun to make holes in the metal to let the light I placed inside shine through. The installation contained 18 lights.
I took my metal saw to the scrapyard and removed several pieces of old panel vans. These were then formed into reclaimed metal panels. The metal has interesting wear patterns that reveal different layers of paint creating atmospheric landscapes.
Here I’ve created a bi-folding four panel metal gate. The atomic symbol was plasma cut from one inch plate steel and then cut into four pieces and placed within the panels. The atomic symbol used here came from a vintage screen print.
I made this sign for a downtown eyeglasses store out of hot rolled steel that I watermarked. The watermarking gave it an interesting pattern almost like a wood grain. I powder coated the sign using a clear coat that I had made up to give the metal a natural look as though it hadn’t been coated at all showing all of the characteristics of the original surface.
Reclaimed barn weatherboard fence in a graduated size and colour assemblage. Garage covered in a mennonite vintage style tin cladding. I designed minimalist jungle gym type bars to go in front of the garage. Gate for other end of property done in similar materials.
Recently completed table for artist Paul Butler designed by Craig Alun Smith. Table is 10’ by 4’ solid oak with a saw toothed pattern cut out through the middle. Through this cutout 10’ and 12’ steel rods extend with four of them acting as legs. This gives the impression that the table is floating with powder coated rods extending through it’s center.A few of the rods function as lights for the table. I built four matching oak benches for this table also designed by Craig.
Ken Roy Johnson is a metal artist and sculptor working in new and reclaimed metal, plastics and wood for interior and exterior residential + commercial applications. Ken is available for North American and International projects.