4mm #316 Stainless steel chain
Dimensions 500x280x200cm
Weight 900KG

EMERGING  DRAGON  SCULPTURE
Emerging Dragon weighs a massive 850 kilograms and took Ormeau sheet-metal worker Mike Van Dam six months to create; including an estimated 900,000 welds, although he says next time he’ll allow 10 to 12 months for a sculpture of this scale. Made from over 5 kilometres of 4mm #316 Stainless Steel Chain Links, it is a testament to his passion for his craft and a statement to his persistence and drive to deliver  credible artwork.  Van Dam’s labour of love won him the Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC People’s Choice Award and the Kids’ Choice Award

“I’ve been welding and working with stainless for 35 years but I cant draw a stick figure to save myself. With the dragon I used reference photos and just went from there, I actually started at the nose and lips”

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guided tours available upon request.

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Emerging Dragon – 5m

4mm #316 Stainless steel chain
Dimensions 500x280x200cm
Weight 900KG

EMERGING  DRAGON  SCULPTURE
Emerging Dragon weighs a massive 850 kilograms and took Ormeau sheet-metal worker Mike Van Dam six months to create; including an estimated 900,000 welds, although he says next time he’ll allow 10 to 12 months for a sculpture of this scale. Made from over 5 kilometres of 4mm #316 Stainless Steel Chain Links, it is a testament to his passion for his craft and a statement to his persistence and drive to deliver  credible artwork.  Van Dam’s labour of love won him the Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC People’s Choice Award and the Kids’ Choice Award

“I’ve been welding and working with stainless for 35 years but I cant draw a stick figure to save myself. With the dragon I used reference photos and just went from there, I actually started at the nose and lips”

View this sculpture and more at the hunter valley sculpture walk
guided tours available upon request.

Submit an enquiry for this Sculpture or Artist and we will respond to you shortly.

Emerging Dragon – Sculpture
Mike Van Dam, Artist & Sculptor

Dutch/Australian Artist and Stainless steel expert Mike Van Dam, born in New Zealand and living in Queensland – creates sculptures made from stainless steel chain. He creates high aesthetic artwork, and was mentioned as one of the most innovative and eminent contemporary realist and hyper-realist international artists by ‘Mykonos, Greece, Rarity Gallery’.

The material, the chain he uses for his Sculptures is 4mm and 6mm 316 marine grade stainless steel. Once the links are welded together the structure becomes strong and durable, ideal for the coastal, commercial, public environment and luxury homes, hotels and yachts.

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