Over a year ago I built abstract masks and installed them on my property. I documented each one as to what finish, coloring and all that was used for the construction. I'm interested in what happens to the steel depending on the elements I use in the work. Just letting it rust isn't my thing.
My work is inspired by the shapes, haunting skeletons and forest architecture left from fires and harsh weather conditions in woodlands. The burnt and damaged forests give way to life that manifests all stages of development—slowly replenishing the the surroundings.
Emerging from oxyacetylene cut pieces the sculpture is approximately 32" in height x 22" width x 27" length. Next is adding surface texture, patina, digital transfers and other elements to finish the construction. Finished piece should be posted by the end of this week.
Hiking Granite Mountain Wilderness area -great place to plan projects hike and draw.
First clean up after welding the main form.
Rod for this piece was a found object of rods from a metal mattress. Pieces of 14 gauge steel have 16 gauge wires an elements added.