“Forming Words” was my first foray into including steel work into my sculptures, and it was a challenge.
The purpose of the piece was just a personal statement about myself. I suppose there are many words that could be derived from the interpretation of it, and I’m not about to let you know what the word is, you’ll just have to work it out for yourself.
All of the metalwork was 0.6mm galvanished steel. And that’s where the problem comes in, because you’ve got to grind off the zinc before you can weld the steel, so that’s about 0.4mm thickness. Low amps are your friend there I can tell you.
The pedestal base was just an experimental design using concrete. It is bolted together and the whole piece was totally dismantable. It no longer exists.