a journeyman pipe welder, has been creating steel sculptures for
over twenty years. It began when his children saw some bells for
sale and told him, "Dad, you can do better than that!"
Even today, much of his work shows a sense of whimsey and child-like
play, often using whatever steel is at hand as his raw material.
Many of his bells and other sculptures, for example, are cut from
Phil has begun creating work of elegant beauty, such as his garden
gates, arbors, and indoor furniture. That doesn't mean he has left
his sense of humor behind. A garden
gate may display a lyrical and lovely interplay of leaves but,
when you look closely, you see some steel-hungry insect has bitten
into one of the leaves.
would like to see Phil's work in person, give him a call at (302)
475-2398 and he will arrange a visit to his private gallery. Arden
is near the border of Delaware and Pennsylvania, where it meets
the Delaware River.
one of many artists living in Arden, Delaware, a utopian community
founded over a hundred years ago on the Single-Tax economic philosophy
of Henry George. Click
here to see the
websites of other artists in Arden, Delaware.
by Joan Zylkin
| SCULPTURES | BIRDS
| GARDEN | BELLS
| FURNITURE | THE
2003-2011 by Phil Fisher, Arden, Delaware
by Danny N. Schweers