She pointed back over my shoulder to this gate, nearly finished, bound for a north Atlanta Mansion. It's a one-of-a-kind organic "phantasmagorie."
Corrina Sephora Mensoff opened her Goat Farm studio yesterday.
Corrina is in red with the Men of Plaid.
Who is Corrina? She's the one-woman proprietor of Phoenix Metal Works. In her words:
"I am a blacksmith, sculptor, metalsmith. I work in metal predominantly, however also mixed media installation and printmaking."In my words:
"Happy wonder woman of welding with a pickup."If you've been to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, you've probably seen her elaborate "Sun Moon Nautilus Passage" gate.
This is the new gate. Corrina displayed the work with drawings, renderings, prototypes and patterns. They give a sense of how this work get's done. Some readers will surely recognize these gate posts and dragons.
The studio was clean, quiet, and calm last night.
The delicate full size patterns barely hint at the noise, the heat, the mass, and the precision of Corrina's work.
These sturdy tools can produce delicate work.
If you aren't ready for your gate, you can try a candlestick.