Forged steel, natural oxide patina
8’H x 2’W x 2’L
The Hexobelisks are an ongoing series, forged by selective hydraulic deformation of square tubing, exploring the theme of using natural forces to stress engineered materials to the point of failure. These playful forms are place markers, creating an intriguing point of interest. They contain many different faces, likenesses of people and animals. In this way, a semblance of life is imbued in the medium that contrasts with its cold rigidity. The patina from metal rusts and turns golden and brown. This natural state of the metal communicates the ever changing, ever evolving nature of the elemental world. This work is intended to be a thought-provoking reflection on transformation.