If you have had the chance to browse through our aluminum products, you may have noticed that we refrain from getting too specific about how each of our products can be used. The reason for this is simple—the sky’s the limit for how our sheets, coil, wires, and foil can be applied!
One of our fastest growing areas of interest is as that of an online aluminum supplier for Canada’s mixed media art visionaries. Since we sell everything from raw, painted, anodized clear, and anodized white—we are a one-stop-shop for artists. To make buying easy, we sell in multiple quantities suitable for the sometimes-minimal needs of artists—and in some cases can provide custom orders.
Sharon M. Louden’s piece “Merge” is a perfect example of how aluminum could be used in mixed media projects. Sharon’s “Merge” was displayed at both Weisman Art Museum in 2011 and at The University of Connecticut 2013. Sharon’s piece was made of more than 350,000 aluminum strips of six different colors, two different finishes (matte & shiny), approximately 14,000 screws, and hot glue. Ranging in size from 1×7″ to 2×10″, the work was placed on the floor and three adjacent walls spanning over 3,000 square feet. Sharon’s other installation using our aluminum is called community which is currently displayed at the Asheville Art Museum.
Aluminum has long been used in building and construction, but some of the latest applications transform aluminum into built-in works of art. From aluminum backsplashes in the kitchen, to full walls with our sheets cut or printed in a brick-inspired or decorative pattern. Leave the metal smooth, and the inevitable scratches and wear are part of the appeal!
While there are several precious metals used for jewelry, Aaluminum Sheet & Wire has become the preferred online aluminum supplier for jewelers who handcraft their work. Aluminum is an affordable medium for jewelers, and is just the right combination of flexible and durable. Between our coils, wire, and foil—our aluminum can be shaped and crafted to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Aluminum has long been used in the furniture industry, particularly for outdoor furniture—and for the timeless aluminum-folding table and chair. However, we are seeing many of our clients turn to aluminum in fresh new ways, for both indoor and outdoor furniture. Wood combined with aluminum is a popular choice, as is aluminum combined with upcycled Martials.
While you can certainly turn to us as your online aluminum supplier for more general uses of this classic metal, we encourage you to think outside the box when considering the ways in which you can incorporate aluminum to create mixed media art—or mixed media home and building accents.
If you have any questions about the product selections at Aaluminum Sheet & Wire, do not hesitate to ask!