Monday, September 29, 2008


I am not as concerned with the installation process for this one. I will need help holding the steel in place, so I can make the vertical welds. I am painting this piece and and anticipating loving the texture of the the raw edges in a monochrome. It will take some emphasis off of the finish and more onto the form itself.

Cutoff is made up of four pieces of recycled steel plate that were either the head or the tail of a larger steel coil. The end looks like a piece of rolled out pie dough with have irregular edges. I think it is the most interesting part of the coil because it is evidence of the steel being in liquid form at one time. These pieces often have holes cut in them to aid in moving them around and straightening them. The end piece is then cut off and put in the scrap pile. Where I find it and make art!

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