When I began "The Universe" I wanted to try something new, something different. As a metal sculptor I was very comfortable with welding various metals. And to keep things fresh I always travel in an opposite direction from the last piece I worked on. This allows me to educate myself in new processes and not become repetitive.
"The Universe" is a kinetic mobile; a fantasy using brass and copper encircling colored orbs. This piece was not welded. I always make my pieces structurally strong and able to survive in the environment in which they will find themselves. In this case nature itself was an important consideration as it would be placed outside near a very large body of water.
80" x 55" x 55" Hand shaped 1/8" copper and brass rod wrapped with copper wire; 4" foil wrapped ceramic balls
In the collection of Theodore Zahrfeld, Fenton, MI
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