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Fox 13-Made in Tampa Bay: Metal becomes magic at Swartz Art

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (FOX 13) - An artist in Pinellas Park uses metal, heat, and technical methods to construct faith, love, and hope in the form of works of art.

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Clayton Swartz owns Swartz Art. His latest project is an abstract American flag made from welded aluminum.

"It's [called] Faith Hope and Love," Swartz explained. "Once that's completed, it's going to be painted with an automotive finish and will be a beautiful outdoor sculpture."

Most of the work Swartz does is painted metal, but he starts with pencil and paper.

"I start with a sketch that I will then cut. This gives me the elements of the piece that I'm going to make. From these pieces, this is where I will take the bent element, and I would start creating the volume of the piece, welding around and constructing the volume of the piece that I'm making," he explained.

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Swartz Art

5609 Park Blvd,

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Phone. 727-421-0553

Email. art@claytonswartz.com