"Metal is a plastic Medium"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Forming Art!


Forming Art!



I have always been intrigued by how things are formed. And not just the fascination of watching the heavy equipment being used to construct a building. When a documentary that showed what went on behind the scenes of filming a particular movie was broadcast on TV, my eyes were glued to the TV set. I was captivated by how the movie was physically put together after it was written..
And then came the fascination of seeing things being built on an assembly line, especially if those things were being made of metal. I suppose it is because of my upbringing in Detroit.  Being raised in a town with such a heavy background in manufacturing will tend to do that to someone.



People have been forming art for thousands of years. Ever since prehistoric times people were forming sculpture. Even back then the artists were saying,  “This is who we are” with the figurines that they created.

Sculpture is an art medium that allows the artist to form her/his impressions into whatever material they are working with.
Keep forming those impressions into metal.