This is a mosquito sculpture made from unfinished mild steel. The tail has a zigzag build-up of MIG weld to add texture. The wings are made from stainless steel wire wrapped with fine stainless steel mesh. The legs and proboscis are also made of stainless steel wire. If displayed out of doors the body would rust to a rich red colour leaving the wings, legs and proboscis shiny. This particular sculpture has a wingspan of 500mm but I could easily make a larger version if desired.
I can make something like this for around £150.
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