Art Nouveau Gate

Feldman gate

Steel, Automotive Metallic Paint

made for Private Residence

December 2011

A gate for a client in West Austin. An original design by Ironwood Industries. Inspired by the Art Nouveau Period, and influenced by the work of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist from the 1900s.

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Gardner Gate

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Forged Steel


The interlocking forged steel design of this entry gate echoes ancient Celtic symbols of well-being and honors the owner's Irish ancestry.

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Kodosky Gate

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Forged Steel


This main entry gate for a large hilltop property in west Austin draws on botanical forms while reflecting the movement of water from nearby Lake Austin.

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Intergalactic Redneck Fence

Reclaimed Steel and Cedar Culls
dimensions 6'x60'

April 2011

This fence, pedestrian gate, and sliding driveway gate are a part of my house and shop.  I live across the street form a busy convenient store, and was looking to have a as much privacy as possible and to eliminate a lot of the sound.  Mission accomplished. 

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Agave Rose Vineyard Gate

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Forged Steel
dimensions 8'x30'x3"

made for Agave Rose Vineyard


This design motif of this vineyard entry gate combines abstracted images of the agave plant and the rose. Designed in collaboration with landscape architect Steve Martino, FASLA, of Phoenix, AZ.

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Zilker Botanical Gardens Entry Gate

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Forged Steel


This gateway design illustrates a profusion of flora representing the most noteworthy plant types in the Gardens. Eighteen-foot sections at the main entrance present a memorable first impression of the gardens as seen from Barton Springs Road and contribute to the visual character of Zilker Park. Desert and woodland plants are expressed in a naturalistic collage inspired by the aspirations of the garden club members who volunteer to care for the gardens.  Fabricated in collaboration with Herrera Ironworks.

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Burnett residence


Iron and Steel
dimensions various dimensions

made for Dr. and Mrs. Burnett

August 2011

This is an Anderson/Wise project that we worked on over the course of 1 1/2 years.  We did all the ornamental and architectural metalwork in the home as well as some structural steel retaining walls that elevated the backyard 4' above the adjacent yards to allow for installation of an ingound pool.  Some of the a work that we are most proud of is the cantilevered garage awning, the outdoor fireplace,  the simple curved handrail and the front fencing with custom pedestrian and driveway gates.  The fencing panels were recycled from a church in Pennsylvania and were made from wrought iron, a material which has not been produced for almost 100 years.  The fence panels date back to the 1870's.

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