In my art, I like to create objects out of 10–14 gauge metal that represent figures and styles from the North American Indians as well as Ancient Art (rock art and petroglyphs). When creating a piece, I am careful to study authentic symbols and design from the era and area to ensure that I am as accurate as possible in my design.
Each piece consists of steel, rusted patina and enamel paint. They are then sealed with a non-rusting paint/lacquer on the front and the back. The pieces are designed to be hung indoors or outdoors in a protected area out of the elements.
Eileen Novarra relocated from Portland, Oregon to Edgewood, New Mexico in December 2014 with the goal of becoming a renowned female, New Mexican artist working with metal. She has been working in Metal Art since 2015, drawing sketches of projects to be made out of metal using new and used material for her projects.