Lost in the Middle
32″ height x 35″ width x 37″ length
14 gauge steel, heat patinas, digital image transfers,
wire crochet, hardware cloth, assorted wire, digital prints on copper and aluminum, beads.
This is the third piece for my “They Remain” Series. (Read about the series- in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots here) The starting point for Lost in the Middle came from an abandoned burnt out mattress found on the property behind my studio. The burnt metal and rusty springs of the mattress were in one piece. In the pile of rubble there were several rods that had discs on the rods held on the rods by bolts at the ends of each rod. I cleaned the rods with my grinding tool and left the disks on the rods to end up at random points in the sculpture. The disks are still in their rusted condition. These rods created the circular shape for me to attach freely cut steel pieces. The sculpture grew spontaneously out of the rod base.