Bart Soutendijk Custom
wire art and steel-rod wall murals
Wall Sculpture is Green Sculpture
compared to other large works of art the wire wall sculptures I create
leave a very small carbon footprint.
material I use is grade 40 recycled steel wire. The same material used
to make rebar. It’s soft and bendable. It has very little carbon
in it. It is made from recycled automobiles, appliances and construction
materials in low-sulfur crude-oil burning furnaces using about 60% less
energy than steel made from mined iron ore.
use very little of the recycled steel. The sculptures are mostly space.
Less than 2% of most pieces is metal.
don’t use wood. I don’t mount the sculptures on canvas or
paper or plywood and they don’t require a frame.
paint the sculptures using a powder-coating process that utilizes only
the magnetized pigment that adheres to the steel. No solvents. No
wasteful over-spray. Very little pigment is used because the sculptures
are made with very little metal. The pigment is UV resistant reducing
the need for future repainting.
sculptures are very light. Shipping takes less energy. Packaging is less
intensive and I use only recycled corrugated cardboard that can be recycled