What You Need to Know

  • Each Sculpture is designed and fabricated to be as safe as possible for the general public and individual collectors/customers while adhering to what I’ve designed the artwork to convey stylistically.
  • It is not uncommon to find burs, sharp edges, or pinch points which were imperceptible during and after the completion of the artwork. Every attempt is made to correct and minimize these characteristics prior to final finish.
  • The sculptures are NOT toys, children should not play on the artwork. Children in close proximity to sculptures should be under supervision.
  • The natural oxidation process is considered when creating a sculpture. A change in coloration or oxidation (rust color) of steel should not be alarming in certain works of art. Often, it is intended for sculptures located outdoors to adapt and wear naturally with its environment.  
  • Sculpture Care – Artwork that has a clear-coat applied over paint or raw metal requires continual preservation practices to ensure long-term protection. To protect and extend the lifetime of the finish for metal, wood, glass or stone use of appropriate waxes or protectants is recommended.
  • In no event shall Xoteric Design be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the intended or unintended exhibit of artwork.

Displaying Your Art

  • Sculptures Displayed Indoors – Minimal long-term maintenance is required for artwork located indoors under normal climate-controlled conditions. Do not use harsh abrasives or chemicals to clean the artwork.
  • Sculptures Displayed Outdoors – Displaying artwork outdoors in a natural environment poses special challenges. Ferrous and nonferrous metals have unique properties and weather differently. Invariably natural oxidation will occur on unprotected areas or areas that become scratched or damaged, particularly on ferrous metal. Do not use harsh abrasives or chemicals to clean the artwork.
  • Work utilizing steel can create stains and discoloration on surfaces they are being placed. This is due to areas than cannot be sealed during the artistic fabrication process. Condensation forms and will cause rust/oxidation to transfer to the surface. Please consider placing sculptures on pedestals or sacrificial concrete pads to protect surfaces you do not want damaged from staining.