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King Alfred and His Court
by Jeff Fetty
Hand Forged Steel
9 1/2' x 7' x 7'

This work of art was selected for exhibition in the 2002-2003 ArtInPlace competition.
It has been purchased by the City of Charlottesville and will remain on permanent display.

Location: Monticello Ave. at Druid

Binney Meigs Sculpture

This work was purchased by the City of Charlottesville and will remain on permanent display.

Artist Statement

For nearly 30 years, artist-blacksmith Jeff Fetty has been honing his craft at Leaning Oak Forge in central West Virginia. From fine furniture to garden sculpture, his metalwork has earned him global accolades. Among the most acclaimed of Fetty's production pieces are his giant daffodil sculptures, displays of which have delighted the public across the country.

The idea for the giant daffodils emerged from a set of garden gates Fetty built in 1988. After extensively studying natural daffodils, he incorporated hand-forged daffodils into the design and, upon completion, began to experiment with freestanding sculptures of these flowers. The idea continued to grow and reached maturity at 9 ½ feet. The flowers in each grouping usually vary in height and each is turned or tilted differently to better emulate their natural forms. Our daffodils most closely resemble the "King Alfred" variety with its classic yellow trumpet and six petals.

Jeff Fetty
Leaning Oak Forge
Spencer, WV
www.jefffettyironwork.com



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