This collection of sculpture was made in Antigua, West Indies, with found/scrap mild steel from 2003 to 2004. I use the welder's torch as a carving tool, much like someone working in clay would use a knife. The heavy texture is a result of this practice. Each piece is a signed original and cannot be duplicated.
I have worked with many different materials but it is the extremes of steel; solid to liquid and back again, that has captured my imagination and focused my concentration. For me, the hum and whisper of the torch, the “poof” of molten steel hitting the floor and exploding radially, the variation from cold to hot and gray to orange and white, the motion of the sparks as they arc through the air and bounce on the ground and the smell of organic metamorphosis is all very mesmerizing and somehow peaceful. Much like watching a volcano erupt.