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Push Pull
cast aluminum,steel, patina
108" x 76" x 74"
2012
Lean
cast aluminum, patina
48" x 30" x 28"
2012
Seduction Subduction
steel plate, steel rod, bronze casting, patina
75”x45”x78”
December 2009
Seduction Subduction
steel plate, steel rod, bronze casting, patina
75”x45”x78”
December 2010
Hunk
Cast iron, patina
7”x30”x32”
January 2010
Crosscut and Split
railroad ties
53”x6”x24”
February 2010
Chunk
steel plate, steel rod, patina, rust
14”x22”x32”
November 2009
Back Splitting
cast iron, patina, railroad ties
variable dimensions
Creosote in Cincinnati
railroad ties, wax, steel
7"x26"x24"
April 2009

I love steel. It is sleek, smooth, sexy, strong
It grounds me to the present.
It connects me to the past.

I pound and squish
I heat and bend

It is our history, the foundation of our society
It gives us structure and stability
We walk on it, and take shelter erected by it

Zapping and sizzling
Cutting and grinding

It is devastating and destructive.
With the mass and force to raze a building
Tearing, churning up the ground.

The hammer strikes
Drops of metal and sweat fall

My last connection to my grandfather
Sharing his memories working at US steel.
Walking around grabbing, shaking, sizing up my work.

I heat and bend
I pound and squish

My work is powerful
With every strike, every blow, I am questioning and remembering
I keep hammering, I keep striking