ABOUT NICHOLAS YUST'S GRIND PATTERNS

ABOUT NICHOLAS YUST'S GRIND PATTERNS

"Grind patterns" are textures and designs applied to the surface of the metal, which I have invented myself and are signature of my work.  The grinds are the focal point of the display and the first thing that catches the viewer's eye (not to mention the key element to draw the viewer in and really make a connection with the art.)  They are the element that makes my artwork recognizable, unique and of the highest quality.

I take extreme care in crafting each marking or grinding path on my sculptures so that I can achieve the perfect amount of light and reflection to bring the final piece to life. You will notice the pattern move and evolve as you rotate the sculpture or walk from one side to the other.  Most of the metal grind patterns I create have an incredible holographic effect - the actual texture, ripples, waves and layers in the surface are carefully exagerrated through my creative techniques.  Most viewers seeing my work for the first time approach the panels in awe, which is quickly followed by disbelief as they gently drag a finger across the surface thinking the metal will be bumpy, wavy, pliable, liquidy, etc.  Some even think they can reach right through the metal!

One of the most critical elements of my metal grind patterns is the consistency. Other artists have come and gone in the industry, attempting to replicate many of my grind patterns. - none have been able to achieve the remarkable precision, surprising consistency, ability to accurately recreate, or the level of depth and dimension that my grinds have.  Here are a few responses to FAQ's about my grind patterns:

  • The grind patterns are all hand-crafted using my own, personally designed original styles
  • I have created over thirty unique patterns which are signature of my work and range from heavy to light grinding techniques
  • I continuously create new patterns, especially when working on custom designs
  • Hand-ground metal art is suitable for indoor/outdoor applications
  • Polishing and protective finishing processes applied to all hand-ground artwork
  • Grinds can be placed on any of my metal options: aluminum, copper, bronze and stainless steel
  • I use a wide variety of handheld manual and electric tools with various grinding pads, textures, grits, directions, angles, and levels of pressure and intensity to achieve my metal grind patterns

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{ GRIND PATTERNS }



boundaries

swirl

twirl

fusion

flourish

rain

snow

lattice

ripple

clouds

string

graffiti

entrapped particles

circles

recoil

solace

tantulum

skype

sliding ice

machine

dream

echo

drizzle

vibe

polar

pop

talon

dendrite

arko

terrain

dunes

grass

braid

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