Cahaba Lilies ~ The Pearls of the Cahaba River

The Cahaba Lily

2018 Steel Life Sculpture Series

The subject of Walter's hammer for this season has been a flower that is a true Southern Belle. Surviving only in the waters of the Cahaba River and a few special places in Georgia and South Carolina, the Rivers come alive for 2 glorious months of snow white blooms that shimmer like pearls along the waters edge.

Forged Iron Cahaba Lily Bloom by artist blacksmith Walter Howell. Steel Life Sculpture Series 2018

People come for miles to see and replicate natures art show in photographs, paintings and three dimensional tributes. It has become a favorite subject for Walter and there are usually only one or two in a collection. This year he decided to focus on this gift of nature and create a selection of pieces to offer for purchase in this years curation of Steel Life Works.


The collection includes several single Cahaba Lily Blooms in patinas that pay respect to the natural colors and to the steel itself. 

The lovely pure white blooms and green foliage are achieved with layers of colored bees wax. The water effect is also a process of layered stains and waxes to replicate the river water and the elements that are seen during the River Flower's blooming season.

        Cahaba Lilies grow in the rivers edge and fill the waters with thousands of snow white blooms.

        The table size sculpture is a wonderful focal piece the draws the eye to the area where it is displayed. It is always wonderful to have a bit of mature indoors.

There are 2 Single Cahaba Bloom Sculptures finished in the natural colors of the flower and the river. Snow White, Deep Green and Azure Blue replicate nature's design.

Our Bronze Patina is a timeless finish that has adorned the surface of metal sculpture for centuries. The soft metallic brown is a color that blends well into other shades in your decor. Bronze has always represented good taste in a professional environment.


The artist pays special attention to detail. The result is a piece that stands out in a collection of works.

Cahaba Lilies are a water flower that blooms along the river banks in early spring filling the river with white blooms.


Each of these Steel Life Sculptures is available for addition to public or private collections. 

The Cahaba Lilies in White are each approximately 16 1/2 inches tall and have a 10 inch Bloom Spread. The water base is 6 1/2 inches in diameter. They are forged from solid steel stock and weigh just under 2 pounds.

Our Cahaba Lily in Bronze stands 14 1/2 inches tall and has a Bloom Spread of 14 1/2 inches. The base is 10 inches deep and 6 1/2 inches wide.

The purchase price of each of these Steel Life Sculptures is $1200.00 each. We will be glad to provide additional photographs to serious buyers. 


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