After Australia

Though a lot of my time these days is consumed by taking care of Little Zoe, I did manage to finish the sculpture I began several weeks before she was born. Here it is in its freshly sandblasted state. Thankfully, it has warmed up a bit here so I can begin the rusting process properly. I washed it off on Friday after I set it up and the water froze immediately on contact with the steel.

This piece is tentatively titled After Australia in honor of the David Smith sculpture. It wasn’t a direct inspiration, just one of those times I noticed a similar sense of drama/movement/poise during the design phase of the work. In the end, my piece diverged quite a bit, and will in all likelihood get a new name, but I do sense a connective thread between the two.