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2 months ago
Went to a Christmas craft fair with my girlfriend and wasn’t planning on buying anything but walked past Chris’s booth once and I was hooked and had to bring a piece home with me! His art is extremely dimensional and the way the light hits it will have you staring at it at different angles, Chris does a wonderful job explaining his process and how he creates the colors and patterns for each piece. I played with some Christmas lighting behind it before hanging it up on my wall and it gave me some ideas for doing some sort of backlighting to make the piece pop in the evenings. If you want a one of a kind metal art look no further, Chris’s pieces will be sure to turn heads and spark conversations!
- Leo A
2 months ago
I LOVE this piece!! From the minute I saw it I knew I had a spot in my home for it. It's modern, natural, handmade elegance. Chris was superb at the market and was very open about his life's passion. I couldn't be happier and I may just "have" to add to my collection. :-)
- Linda S
4 months ago
We visited Chris' booth at the Evergreens Elk and Arts Festival and really liked his work. He told us how he uses a plasma cutter to make the designs and a heating technique to get the various colors in the steel. Buying art to us is as much about getting to know the artist and the experience as it is in the beauty of the piece itself. I was really fun talking to Chris.
- David H

     As a Colorado Native, I believe in hardwork and due diligence. With that being said, I also believe in having an extremely good time and enjoying what You do. Hello and thanks for your interest in my art. I’m Chris Van de Sande (pronounced van-duh-sand), I’m the owner and designer for DarkRiver Metal Design. I enjoy all things Metal and the transformation it yields. I like the idea of taking something ordinary and transforming it into something tangible and meaningful.
     Beauty in the natural world seems to inspire me. Many inspirations speak to me, but none more than the majestic power of nature. I enjoy the outdoors, immensely, thus my true inspiration. If I’m not in the shop, you’ll find me in the woods.
     I’m proud to offer our authentic service of HAND CRAFTED plasma cutting. Each piece is unique, eye catching and hand crafted with a keen eye and a meticulous manner. No CNC machines or laser cutters, this is made the old fashion way with a steady hand, laser focus and tenacious grit.  We have created numerous different styles of metal wall art and decorative pieces, from traditional and modern to abstract and ornamental. 
     As an artist we dedicate ourselves to your artwork. If you are looking for a unique Metal design that will enrich your interior or exterior, you are at the right place. We have perfected our skills and expertise through countless projects, and we are always looking for a new challenge. 

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