People are always interested to know how much I charge for commissioned sculptures so I have outlined an approximate pricing method below. All sculptures are different and some take no time to finish while others are much more difficult to bring to the finished artwork. Prices always vary greatly in due to the different preparation and creation times. 98 % of materials that I use are collected from metal-yards, dumps and old fence lines, this takes up an extensive amount of time. The best approach I have found is to work to the budget of the client, if you know how much you would like to spend then I can maximise your sculpture to that budget.
Sculptures that take up to two weeks to create
Usually priced from 400.00 to 1500.00 au
Wire or scrap metal sculpture that is not incredibly complicated and takes between two to five days to create
Usually priced from 2000.00 to 3000.00 au dollars
These sculptures would be simple wire or scrap metal sculptures that are not incredibly intricate or complicated.
Larger or more intricate complicated sculpture that takes between 3 and 8 weeks to complete with detailed planning and much cutting manipulation, welding and placement of parts
4000.00 to 9000.00 au dollars
Sculpture, with consultation, planning, plasma cutting, manipulation of scrap metal pieces, welding, wire weaving etc
15000.00 to 50000.00 au dollars
Sculpture with consultation, planning, plasma cutting, manipulation of scrap metal pieces, welding wire weaving etc
Shipping is in addition to sculpture price and will be negotiated with the buyer as to what is the best way to transport the sculpture to its final destination the general rule of thumb is that is will be .85 cents per kilometre if delivered to the site by the artist any extra installation costs such as cement slabs or plinths are at the cost of the client.
You can have the creation of your sculpture videoed for your use on youtube, instagram or your webpage, such as this one that was commissioned by Redridge Interior Queensland. This is one part of the whole series.