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Metal Wall Art

Updated on September 18, 2013

My Discovery of Metal Wall Art

Upon moving to the southwest United States, I noticed how many people had metal art in their homes, yards, everywhere. I really liked it. So, as I've been looking around, these are some of the metal wall art pieces and designers that I like the best. The metal roadrunner in the photo is a beautiful piece of outdoor metal art that I got in the gift shop at the White Sands National Monument - I really like it!

Abstract Modern Metal Wall Art designs - Jon Allen, Miles Shay, Ash Carl, Steve Heriot

In my opinion, the market for abstract metal indoor wall art is dominated by maybe three to four people. In my order of preference: Jon Allen, Miles Shay, Ash Carl, and Steve Heriot. Here is a sample of each artists work so you can get an idea of what they do.

I'd note that I have another site where I have paired different Jon Allen pieces that look good together in one space. You can check it out at Jon Allen Abstract Metal Wall Art.

Additionally, because I really like the northwest/outdoor pieces that Steve Heriot has, I have done a lens just on his work. You can check out a more full gallery at Steve Heriot Metal Wall Art.

Ash Carl is an artist who has been doing handmade abstract metal art for about five years. He is now selling his work in over 35 countries and has greatly expanded his home studio. He has also started his own business, Ash Carl MetalWorks, which sells not only his work, but his competitors. This is important because the web advertising sometimes gets mixed up and will tell you a piece is by both Ash Carl and another artist. In fact, it is Ash Carl's company selling another artist's work. So, look closely.

Finally, these are statement making pieces that will really pop with the right lighting above them. Many of them have a holographic look to them when walking from side to side. So, if you purchase one, you probably want to factor in individual lighting for it. This seems to be the number one tip for making these pieces absolutely stunning!

Contemporary painting metal. Wall Sculptures Ash Carl modern home decor metal wall sculpture contemporary wall art
Contemporary painting metal. Wall Sculptures Ash Carl modern home decor metal wall sculpture contemporary wall art

This is hand-made by Ash Carl, created as part of his 2010 Limited Edition. So, I'm living in the Southwest, where there isn't a lot of water, but there is a lot of talk about UFOs. I like this - in a weird way it looks like a storm or a UFO landing - you pick! This one has seven panels, with a total measure of 23.5" T X 66" W Inches so it is a great statement piece for a room that will have all the guests talking! It weighs about 24.3 lbs to hang.

 
Metal Wall Art, Modern Home Decor, Abstract Artwork Sculpture- Nest in Red
Metal Wall Art, Modern Home Decor, Abstract Artwork Sculpture- Nest in Red

This hand-made piece is by Miles Shay. He also makes this in two other colors - brown or blue. Measuring 24 X 64, it is a great conversation starter. I think it is one of his most unique pieces. I really like it. This weighs 10 lbs.

 
Metal Wall Art Hanging 27.5h x 46.5w Abstract Tree Deer 'Bedded Down' Steve Heriot
Metal Wall Art Hanging 27.5h x 46.5w Abstract Tree Deer 'Bedded Down' Steve Heriot

This is by Steve Heriot. His work is very western/north western. This is of a deer bedded down under a tree, weighed down by snow.

 
Modern Silver & Red Abstract Multi-Panel Metal Wall Art - Caliente by Jon Allen
Modern Silver & Red Abstract Multi-Panel Metal Wall Art - Caliente by Jon Allen

This beautiful conversation starter is by Jon Allen. His work really can set a scene for your modern living room! If you include the one inch spacing between panels, this piece measures 68 inches x 24 inches x 2 inches, and weighs 14 pounds. Jon Allen personally signs and dates this piece, as well as sending a statement of authenticity.

 

Abstract Modern Metal Indoor Wall Art on Ebay - Miles Shay, Jon Allen, Ash Carl, Steve Heriot

The top four marketplace sellers of abstract/modern metal wall art are (in my order of preference) Jon Allen, Miles Shay, Ash Carl, and Steve Heriot. Sometimes a bit pricey, Ebay is a good place to look for deals - sometimes 50% off. This is an Ebay listing of abstract/modern metal wall art that is currently for sale. It is randomly picking items on bid now. I'd note that in general, Jon Allen dominates the resale market in this area, so don't be surprised if more than one is a Jon Allen piece. What is nice about this, is that if you buy a Jon Allen piece, you know it will hold value.

Steve Heriot Metal Wall Art on eBay - Abstract/Modern, Northwest, Tropical Fish

Steve's work also has great resale on Ebay. But, when I informally looked, I noted that some of the sellers are asking much more money than you can buy new on Amazon. So before you bid, make sure you check the Amazon price. He does at least three distinct categories of metal wall art - totally abstract/modern pieces (typically square), northwest type outdoor scenes that would be very popular with folks who like rustic country living decor, and tropical fish scenes. This is a sample of what is selling on Ebay now.

Tree Metal Wall Art - Tree of Life

Some of the prettiest metal wall art features trees. Something about the swaying branches in the wind just calms the soul. My particular favorites feature a grove of aspen trees. But, by popularity, any "tree of life" is a hit. Additionally, in the field of abstract wall art, Megan Duncanson is really the go to artist for abstract tree pieces. I hope you like these as much as I do.

Deco 79 80945 Metal Wall Decor, 38" x 24"
Deco 79 80945 Metal Wall Decor, 38" x 24"

To me, these look like aspens, one of my favorite trees. I note, this piece, must be hung indoors.

 
Modern Metal Décor Contemporary Tree Wall Hanging Abstract Wall Art Ash Carl
Modern Metal Décor Contemporary Tree Wall Hanging Abstract Wall Art Ash Carl

This is a beautiful piece of hand-painted steel. To me, this piece says that every sunrise is a new beginning. This piece is large - 26"T x 37" W x 3" D so it is really an outstanding "statement" piece for your room.

 
Metal Twisted Tree with Green Foliage Indoor/Outdoor Wall Art
Metal Twisted Tree with Green Foliage Indoor/Outdoor Wall Art

I love this one - it just reminds me of those Japanese bonsai trees - although I don't know that was the artists intent. This piece measures 29 1/4" W x 29 3/4" H and it is sold by Plow and Hearth, a very reliable chain.

 

Metal Tree Wall Art on Ebay - Pine Trees too!

On a dime, I always look at Ebay first. Here are some of the current auctions for outdoor metal wall art featuring trees. I find that quite a few folks search for metal wall art that features pine trees. They are harder to find than you might think. Ebay is a great place to look for that too.

Butterflies, Lizards, Hummingbirds, & Frogs - Outdoor Metal Wall Art

The southwest has a lot of great colorful work - maybe it is to contrast with the brown desert landscape. These are some pieces I really like for the outside of my house...mainly in the entryway, the porch or the garden.

Metal Wall Decor Butterfly Sculpture 29x15
Metal Wall Decor Butterfly Sculpture 29x15

Butterflies are all over the Southwest and I really love this metal butterfly bush - it's handpainted!

 
Next Innovations WA3DHUMMIFLRFS CB Hummingbird with Flower Refraxions 3D Wall Art, Fuchsia
Next Innovations WA3DHUMMIFLRFS CB Hummingbird with Flower Refraxions 3D Wall Art, Fuchsia

Hummingbirds are very common in parts of the southwest. We really enjoy them! This is a great piece for any porch! It measures 23 x 13 x .5 and weighs about 2 lbs. They also make this exact piece with a more green hue.

 
Metal FROGS Wall hanging Art Decor - set of 2
Metal FROGS Wall hanging Art Decor - set of 2

These frogs look like they are having a great deal of fun! Its a set of two, the large frog measures 30 3/4L and the small frog measures 20"L

 

Sun/Moon Metal Wall Art on EBay

Sometimes the best place to look for art on a dime is to see what is selling on Ebay. One of the most popular metal wall art items feature the sun or moon. Check out the items below!

Metal Grille Wall Art

A specific category of metal wall art is beautiful metal shaped into different designs. Usually made of wrought iron, it can be advertised as a grille, plaque, or medallion. Some of the most beautiful pieces that I've seen feature a fleur de lis. It can set off an entryway or serve as a the focal point in a living room, or even offset a painting. Here is an example of this kind of work. If you are looking specifically for this type of metal wall art, check out my lens Iron Grille Wall Decor.

Deco 79 50094 Metal Wall Decor, 29"
Deco 79 50094 Metal Wall Decor, 29"

This is a favorite of mine - because I really like the continuity of the circle with the use of the fleur de lis. It almost looks like hearts surround the middle!

 

Unique Peacock Metal Wall Art

These are some of my favorites - and definitely unique conversation starters.

Gardman 8420 Peacock Wall Art, 19" Long x 8.75" Wide
Gardman 8420 Peacock Wall Art, 19" Long x 8.75" Wide

This is a metal peacock that can be hung indoors/outdoors and either horizontally or vertically. I think it would be super cute in a breakfast nook area or on a patio.

 

Do you like Metal Wall Art? Do you have a favorite? Tell us about it!

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      KatieJT 4 years ago

      @GeorgeneMBramlage: I'm glad you like the site! Great point about the sizing information! I went back through and added the sizing for the pieces on Amazon where it wasn't in the title. With custom metal art, most of these are larger "statement" pieces. Unfortunately, for Ebay, I can't put the sizing on the individual listings. I hope the added information is helpful!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Interesting array of wall metal decorations. I am thinking about purchasing a tree if I can find the correct size.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have a metal Tree of Life in the living room. Love it!