Dragon made from cutlery

Artist uses more than 3,000 utensils to create metal sculpture

A stainless steel dragon, on display at Artisans of the Okanagan on Victoria Road North in Summerland, is an impressive piece of artwork.

But a closer look reveals the metal object was made using cutlery.

Artist Richard Shauerte used more than 3,000 forks, knives and spoons, a total of 39 kilograms of metal, to construct the sculpture.

Shauerte started with a wire form. Then, starting at the tail, he attached the cutlery to form the dragon, ending at its nose.

The tongue is made from a seafood fork, but the other parts of the dragon, including its head, body, legs and tail, are from ordinary stainless steel utensils.

The project took 350 hours over two and a half months. The head alone was a two-week project.

This is Schauerte’s third metal sculpture, and each one is bigger than the last, he said.

In addition to metal work, Schauerte also does chainsaw carving, soapstone work and metal art.

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