Tightly Woven Modern Metal Wall Art


My tightly woven metal wall hangings are unique modern metal wall art. Most of my metal art weavings are made by weaving together non-uniformly cuts strips of copper: I call them wavy weavings. Flame-colored weavings are then heat-colored with the oxy-acetylene torch to create a multiplicity of interesting shapes with beautiful blues, purples, reds, browns and yellows. The colors appear to have an iridescent quality, reminiscent of abalone shell. I am making wavy weavings in numerous sizes: 12″ x 36″, 18″x24″, 24″x36″, 36″x48″ and 36″x60″. If you need a custom size, I can do it for you. I particularly like wavy weavings because the strips suggest to me how water flows. In fact, I think of these pieces as being visually virtual waterfalls.

large metal wall art

Undulated Wavy Weaving
36″ x 60″ x 3″

woven metal

Vasarely Style
22″ x 28″

copper wall art

Folded Red Rhombus #1
42″ x 72″ x 3″

woven metal

Wavy Weaving
36″ x 60″

woven metal

Red Folded Rhombus #2
36″ x 60″ x 2″

hanging wall art

Undulated #2
48″ x 30″ x 3″

copper artwork

Red Undulated #4
30″ x 24″ x 3″

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Large Copper Weaving
24″ x 56″ x 1″

copper wall art

Rhombus, flamed
72 x 42 x 2

modern metal wall art

Fan Folded
14 x 28 x 2

copper wall art

Flat Folded
30 x 12 x 2

modern metal wall art

Large Flat Red Rhombus
42″ x 72″ x 1″

large metal wall art

Large Triple Folded
85 x 48 x 3

large metal wall art

Large Triple Folded
center, detail view

large metal wall art

Very Wide Straight Weaving
36″ x 120″ x 1″

I also do straight strip woven metal wall hangings! With the above very large design, I graduated the strips incrementally from 3/4″ to 1.5″ and back down again for a subtle effect.

All designs can be installed vertically or horizontally. I can also do these with security hangers welded on. All weavings have a rigid metal back. They are very easy to install, even for non-carpenter types. Installations usually take about ten minutes – a little longer if ladders are involved.

Rhomboids are unusual and fun. There are quite a few ways to install them. Its a unique shape and makes a strong statement on the wall. Folded rhomboids start out as wavy weavings, then are fan folded on my Magnabender.

If you enjoyed this page, try another! Waterfall and Triangles Weavings

Please contact me to discuss custom woven metal wall art for your project.


John Searles

Metal sculptor and metal artist John Searles lives in Southwest Michigan where he creates and ships his art sculptures around the world. Specializing in custom designs, sizes and materials and utilizing his expert fabrication techniques he enjoys every day transforming his imaginative ideas into metal.
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