A small and rather personal sculpture. Small, because it’s not very big. Personal, because during it’s creation, watching steel melt in the flame hypnotized me, for the lack of a better word. I was transported to a different place, and I merely observed as this emerged.
The process, really, was the thing. I had no preconceived idea of what I was making, and the techniques used are not useful in everyday welding. This was created using an oxy-acetylene torch. One technique was to simply melt away portions of steel to reveal the remaining shapes, and the other primary technique was to hold the torch and filler rod just above the work, allowing red-hot drops to accumulate in an additive fashion until the shape emerged.
I’ve not really done anything else using this method, but what has really stayed with me is the trance-like state creating this piece induced in me.
Overall, this is less than a foot in any dimension, consisting steel upon an oak base.