These are the latest in my bending and folding phase. One of the reasons that I started working in metal was because of it's sculptural lure. But when I was getting started, for some reason, everything I did was flat. Flat is nice, but metal has the workability to be very 3 dimensional. Learning fold forming has greatly helped move me out of that 2nd dimension and into the 3rd. Can't wait to get to the 4th!
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Why handcrafted? “Good work proceeding from the whole man, heart, head, and hand, in proper balance” Clearly something was lacking that mechanized labour did not supply. I have often called it the heartbeat in work. Enthusiasm and play of imagination...it is the degree of life force canalized into a craft. The degree; the purity; the intensity. Handcraftmanship, if it be alive, justifies itself at any time as an intimate expression of the spirit of man. Such work is an end in itself and a means to an end. The relationship of truth to beauty -- the seeing eye. (Bernard Leach The unknown Craftsman 95.)