Artist George Sabra crafted three sculptures for the NFL Super Bowl XLIII hosted in tampa FL, 2009
The Baltimore Ravens are represented in this sculpture by their mascot, a raven, a football and a open book (the raven by edgar allen poe) This sculpture is made entirely of reclaimed and recycled steel it is approx. 34" high, 18" deep, 20" wide and weights about 49 lbs.
The book's cover is of steel plate with pages of heavy guage sheet metal.
The football is of 3/32" wire. Welding was applied over the wire to keep it from unraveling and "texture" applied .
The birds' body is of heavy sheet steel, various size rod for the legs and wings and light guage sheet metal for the feathers. The final process involved "texturing" of the appropriate surfaces.
New England Patriots:
The New England Patriots are represented by a football captured in a billowing U.S. Flag. The entire sculpture is entirely of reclaimed and recycled steel.
This sculpture is approx. 24" tall, 32" long , 20" wide and weights about 40 lbs.
The football core is of 3/32" wire. Welding was applied over the wire to keep it from unraveling and "texture" applied.
The flag's stars are cut from solid plate steel and the stripes are of thick steel strap.
The final process was to apply "texture" to the entire sculpture.
The sculpture representing the Dallas Cowboys is a lasso capturing a football and is constructed entirely of reclaimed and recycled steel.
standing approx. 33" tall the completed work weighs about 38 lbs. The base is 1 foot square and the lasso flares to 24" diameter at the top.
About 15 feet of 1/2" smooth rod was used to form the lasso. (note the intricate knot at the top end of the rope.) To simulate the braiding of the rope "texture was applied to the rod.
The football core is of 3/32" wire. Welding was applied over the wire to keep it from unraveling and 'texture' applied.