For twenty years I have been working with steel and recently began working in bronze. I am currently exploring the contradiction of material by transforming steel and bronze to appear soft and delicate which results in work that evokes contemplation, balance and calm.
Metal is a contradiction in itself; it is a hard heavy material but with the perfect combination of heat, gases and tools, it can be manipulated, melted, formed and changed. By pushing the boundaries of the material I transform it to appear light and delicate encouraging the viewer to further investigate the work.
By manipulating the circle in various configurations, I use minimal positive and negative space to play upon tension, balance and form with various textural elements. The circle helps to achieve the contrast of material vs. form by invoking a sense of continuousness, calmness and tranquility.
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