A Metal Sculpture By Gilbert McCann: Metal Artist

The 'Sagitta' sculpture, by Gilbert McCann Close-up of the 'Sagitta' sculpture, by Gilbert McCann

About This Sculpture

Sagitta is a constellation. Its name is Latin for "arrow," and it should not be confused with the larger constellation Sagittarius, the archer. Although Sagitta is an ancient constellation, it has the third-smallest area of all constellations. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy, a Roman astronomer. Located to the north of the equator, Sagitta can be seen from every location on Earth except within the Antarctic circle.

I named my creation after the arrow "Sagitta" because it reminded me of an artifact that could have been recovered from the ancient ruins of Pompeii, Italy. The lacy structure of the arrow made by the enormous heat of the lava as it flowed across the ancient weapon. The many colors created as the lava deposited metals that cooled over time.


Height: 18 inches
Width: 18 inches
Depth: 8 inches


Sculpture: clear powder-coated steel, brass, and copper
Stand: clear powder-coated brass

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