about the artist
Inspired by her South African heritage, Gubby started drawing animals and tribal patterns when she was only 4 years old. As she matured, her art evolved developing in to more complex surreal illustrations reminiscent of Salvador Dali and Dr. Seuss illustrations. In college, she discovered her love of metals and welding. Whilst still drawing and printmaking, her larger than life sculptures have taken her work to new dimensions. After graduating, Gubby traveled around the U.S. searching for a new place for inspiration. After dabbling in the Venice Beach street art scene, Gubby currently resides in Joshua Tree, where she creates her steel sculptures, jewelry, and paintings.
about the work
Gubby Beck welds all her work, as well as bending her steel without heat.
All sculptures are mainly left as raw steel- overtime it will rust.
If placed outdoors- pieces will rust quicker. Embrace the natural rust!
Or place indoors for a lasting raw steel- will slowly age with rust over decades.
If you want to prevent rust all together - pieces can be sprayed with a clear coat.
Neckalces are all powder coated which is durable and will also prevent rust.