Steel, Other Metals, Mixed Media

Carbon Steel is a tempered, substantive industrial material. I work intuitively exploiting its innate qualities of physical force and vitality. It feels somewhat subversive to disregard the utility of this material for aesthetic purposes. There is sensory appeal in creating biomorphic form, and manipulating the surface into a variety of texture, polishing it into a soft charcoal sheen, or adding subtle natural hues.