Lots of these photos are
from old, faded, browned, Polaroid prints made in the
late seventies. As a result, they are not very sharp,
nor true to color.
All of these sculptures
were made from copper-plated steel welding wire. In most
cases, the wire was just coated with clear acrylic after
welding, leaving the burn-off and discoloration of the
copper plating. All of the pieces designed to hang on
the wall were done in relief, though it is difficult to
see in these photos, particularly where the shadows from
the flash confuse the eye. Multiple photos of each piece
from a different angle would be nice, but this is all I
Where the information
still exists, I have tried to provide the sculpture’s
size with each of the photos.
All of the wire was
formed by hand and eye. The only tool I used was the
occasional pair of pliers when the curve was too close
to the wire’s end for me to have the strength to hold it
just with my fingers while bending it. I enjoyed making
these sculptures with their challenge of capturing the
abstract of the form in a few wire strokes. It was very
much like minimalist sketching.