Artist Statement - Direct Metal Sculpture
With a filmmaker’s eye and a welder’s arc, I bring light, motion and mass to my work.
I use steel, stone and concrete as the building blocks to frame objects and images, and to direct or reflect light. I contrast weathered and polished, dark and light, mass and space. I often work in four dimensions, allowing time to show the kinetic aspects of a piece. Coming from a cinema background, I feel that motion is critical, whether it be the intrinsic movement within the work, or the movement the observer brings to the work.
The processes of welding have allowed my dreams to soar. I enjoy the fabrication as much as the design, and usually refine the concept during construction. In the end, I feel there is some of “Vulcan’s* power” in my work.
*Vulcan - the Roman god of fire and metalworking (not to be confused with any Startrek characters or species).