Jon Vander BloomenArtisan
70985 Ondossagon RdAshland,Wisconsin54806
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Jon Vander Bloomen

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About Jon Vander Bloomen
Jon Vander Bloomen born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1952. He started to develop his artistic talents in his fatherís concrete manufacturing shop making things from pieces of scrap steel as well as wood and an assortment of odd hardware. He was always fascinated by statuary so in 1977 he taught himself to carve marble and later combined non-ferrous metal with marble. In 1988 he restored the limestone sculpture at Green Bayís Brown County Courthouse. He also created birdbaths of his own design from Lake Michigan beach stone and did other creative stone masonry. In 1997 he moved to Ashland Wisconsin. Since 2006 Jon has been hunting scrap yards for unique and interesting items. He has a very vivid imagination, when he sees a particular item, it will give him an idea to create a steel sculpture. His art is mostly about Fantasy vehicles. His style is called Fantastic Realism.
Artist Statement

My art is about Fantasy Vehicles. My style is called Fantastic Realism, something real that has been fantasized. What inspires me to create these fantasy vehicles is the many interesting and unusual items I find in steel salvage yards in up north Wisconsin area. The most of my sculptures made from recycle steel, but sometimes I use new steel. What inspired me to begin with was some steel wheels that came from obsolete farm machinery. Gears are another thing I am very fond of, I like to use them for the vehicle transmissions and engines. Not everything is welded, many things are put together with nuts and bolts, sometimes pipe is threaded and pipe fittings are used. I also incorporate old gauges into my steel fantasy vehicles.

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Rose  Trellies

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$375.00
Poor  Leno\'s  ride

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$1,875.00
tow tricke

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$3,125.00
electric  devil

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$750.00
Lunkenheimer\'s Mower

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$4,875.00
Art  Gallery

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$3,750.00
Elmer\'s  Mobile  Service

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$4,687.50
Laugh  after dance

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$1,875.00
Angelos  Pizza  Cutter

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$5,000.00
Front  Gear  Drive

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$5,000.00
Spring  Crank  Steamer

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$12,500.00
Beetledivers  Flying  Machine

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$5,625.00
Steel  Sculpture, Nastiaís  Coffee  Machine

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$2,750.00
Steel  Sculpture, Antique  Sandbox Toy

by Jon Vander Bloomen

$15,750.00
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