36″ height x 48″ length x 31″ depth
14 gauge steel, assorted gauge wire, beverage can pop tops, bottle caps, rivets, bicycle chain parts
As with any new sculpture I start with some kind of idea to get me cutting and forming my steel. It’s how I warm up to create. For “Banded Together” the shapes of circles started to unfold in my mind, but I had no idea where I was going with this shape. After a few days it hit me that this needed to be twenty circles welded in a chain. This would represent the connection of the 20 team members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.