[fancy_link link=”https://ametalsoul.com/portfolio-2/the-horses/”%5DThe Horses[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”https://ametalsoul.com/portfolio-2/furniture-architectural/”%5DFurniture / Architectural[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”https://ametalsoul.com/portfolio-2/paintings/”%5DThe Paintings[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”https://ametalsoul.com/portfolio-2/earlier-work/lizards/”%5DThe Lizards[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”https://ametalsoul.com/portfolio-2/earlier-work/volumes-and-vessels/”%5DVolumes & Vessels[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”https://ametalsoul.com/portfolio-2/earlier-work/shoes/”%5DThe Shoes[/fancy_link]
[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he focus of my work is three dimensional fine art. All work is hand fabricated using various combinations of forging and welding. The technique is as ancient as it is modern and cutting edge. I employ a vast array of tools and equipment to achieve the modern function filling sleekness or the appearance that something was just recovered from antiquity. In the same way the patinas, paints, and finishes run the full length and width of the spectrum. I confine most of my work to cold rolled mild steel, but that is not to say that I don’t imbue the art with some exotic metals from time to time. I love the curve and seek it out in all of it’s glory and wonder. As my career evolves and shifts, I have the opportunity to see the curve in the female form, in the abstract, as well as the stylized and functional. I seek to share the excitement and mystery of this life with the viewer on the platform of art.
As I evolve as an artist, certain trends and styles are apparent upon reflection. One of my strongest intuitive inclinations has been to work in “Series”. When I create a work using a new style, idea, or concept, I review and evaluate the strengths and weakness of not only the finished work but the processes and skill that were needed to bring it to fruition. If I find myself intrigued I consider the known limits and possible expansions of them in regard to my present understanding and skill. Then if the potential appears to be strong enough that the emerging work will support itself aesthetically and challenges me mentally and skill wise, I embark upon another series. This is a process of allowance and understanding just how far concepts can move, the interrelationship that occurs between the physical manipulation of metal and the emergence of inspiration as ideas.