REDEFINING FORMS –This series is based on the free flow of experimental pencil drawings. The work is spontaneously started by freely doodling. Then I redraw the forms in more detail, and scan them into the computer to prepare them for a laser or waterjet machine. After the forms are cut out, shapes are refined with a hammer and anvil. Aluminum is soft enough to make this process possible. The next step is bending, folding, twisting and turning, sometimes welding and combining sections of additional metal. At this stage I create interactive moving parts. Sometimes the movement is in response to wind, and sometimes the forms are balanced to turn with a slight push.
Next the sculptures are welded and polished, or powder coated in bright colors.