The “Siren of TI” Chopper Custom Metal Sculpture
If you’ve visited Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas recently, you may have already seen the “Siren of TI” Chopper, an amazing custom sculpture by Scott Cawood Metal Artist and Metropolitan Choppers.
Commissioned by the casino to capture the essence of their “Sirens of TI” show, the motor-sculpture, which began as a 2006 Ultima 113 chopper, took six months to construct. Mr. Cawood writes: “I attempted to take the raw energy of the powerful motorcycle and transform it into the motion of a seductive Siren rising out of the sea and beckoning to unsuspecting sailors. I cut, forged, bent, shaped and welded mild steel to create the sculpture. I envision her as an ancient but dynamic force rising up out of the ocean.”
Motorcycles and the Sirens of legend may appear to be radically distinct at first. However, beauty, power, and an element of danger are qualities they both share. This metal sculpture turns one into the other while creating something wholly unique.
Transformation is an underlying theme in Mr. Cawood’s custom made sculptures. “My approach is wrapped tightly around the concept of the continual and unyielding transformation of everything. Specifically, the universal truth that the only consistent thing in life….is change… and that we change and every thing around us changes…infinitum. I work in this context to provide myself a tangible vehicle to fathom, explore, and celebrate the idea of continual metamorphosis.”