Welded Steel, small semi precious stone, wire and thread.
Thank You SO for the DD on this and all the wonderful comments!!
You all Rock!
So I want to answer all your questions:
Yes, I did weld this myself. It was about 2 1/2 feet tall. The disks were scrap steel I dumpster scored and those shapes inspired the larger one, which then inspired the cosmic theme. The balance was a challenging achievement as the solid steel disks half an inch thick are Very heavy. The stones, wire and thread hanging took me about 6 hours, the whole piece took about 10 hours of labor.
Note of interest, this piece was featured in my graduation exhibition this last June.
I think it is awesome how so many of you see the spacial relationship to the many orders of the universe, atomic, chemical, biological and galactic
Thanks again Everyone! <3