Tottie's Place Sign

Material

Main Spire: 1 1/2" steel tubing
Leaves and Flowers: Laser cut from sheet metal, then hand formed to final shape and texture
Vine: 3/8" and 5/16" steel rod
Steel Letters: Cut from 1/8" steel. "Boxed" to give the appearance of a solid 2 1/2" thick piece. All welds ground & finished for powder coat
Lower Letters: Copper inlay for "PLACE"
Finish: Flower/leaves/vine—Hand painted to appropriate colors; Letters—Black powder coat

In service: 2015

Land was donated by the Marchbanks Family to the City of Clemson to be used as a public park area. To show their appreciation, the city asked me to design and build a gateway/entry/sign/memorial. The final pictures are the result. The leaf/flower design is based on the Jessamine plant, which is the SC state flower. The final "Tottie's Place" memorial is now the gateway/entry to the city's newest walking trail.