Tropic of Cancer (she is 23.5 degrees north)

This may well be the start of another series. I have been pondering this general idea — hand fabricated carbon steel plates, cut, heated, bent and beaten into shape. I have used this technique to fabricate other abstracts but I really wanted to use the vertical element to play against this narrow proportion. To feel the strength of the vertical movement in this example, you must let your eye roll out of those sweet curves and accelerate along the straightaways.  No fear of overshooting the top, she will bring you back down faster than she took you up. All of that smooth, polished carbon steel is balanced on an old acetylene tank, and topped with a ½ inch thick, round, plate steel disk. The patina on the tank is just unbelievable.

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