Porthole View of Whale Rock, Cayucos, CA

Porthole view of Whale Rock, Cayucos, CA

A porthole that would be as if one were looking through her house to the view of the ocean beyond. Hence stainless steel for the ring and bolts. The thunderhead is also stainless, lightly heat-treated to afford a quicker oxidation (read: light rust or tarnishing). The background is polished stainless. The sun is of brass. Three different thicknesses of copper make up the rest of the sculpture, with heat treatment for coloration. The whole piece is 4 feet in diameter, though I also made a 24″ version as a wall hanging.


  1. [...] August 12, 2012 By Bruce Beck 1 Comment Commissioned by the good folks at the Sea Shanty in Cayucos CA, this piece uses actual wagon wheel rims for the hoops, and regular carbon steel for the big [...]

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